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#1 paulkienitz

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

What bird in California sings a single dropping note, repeated over and over about a second and a half apart?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:59 PM

Possibly Townsend's Solitaire? Or possibly Northern Pygmy Owl, although I think they tend to be a fair bit faster than that.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

Where in California and what habitat? I heard Wrentits in brushy chaparral areas.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:55 PM

Paul is in Napa. Could be Northern Flicker, Western Screech Owl (at night,) Western Toad.
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#5 paulkienitz

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:08 PM

It's not a northern flicker, but the tone is pretty similar, if you shave off thirty or forty decibels.

[edit] None of the other suggestions fit nearly as close, judging by the recordings in iBird.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

This was in a suburban neighborhood, a mile from an estuary, about eight in the morning.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

This morning there was another bird I didn't manage to see, which made monotonous repeated single notes, a bit more than a second apart, just like the last bird... except this time with ascending tones.




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