Sounds of the American Robin
Shortcut: Cheerily, cheeriup, cheerio, cheeriup
Song: Song is a series of musical whistles sounding like cheerily, cheeriup, cheerio, cheeriup.
Call: Whinny call is a rapid outburst of notes that drop in pitch, likened to the whinny of a tiny horse. Peek and tut calls, roughly alternated, are given in alarm situations. Other calls include a high penetrating seee (probably an aerial predator alarm note), and a buzzy tzeeup (often heard on migration).
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.