Sounds of the Chipping Sparrow
Shortcut: Rapid, dry trill
Song: The male's typical song is a rapid series of dry chips lasting several seconds. At dawn, males sing shorter songs in amore lively sequence, often perching on or near the ground.
Call: Calls include a high-pitched chip and a more drawn-out seet.
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.