Sounds of the Song Sparrow
Shortcut: Several bright notes followed by warbles and trills
Song: The male's voice begins with several bright notes followed by a sequence of warbles and trills that varies considerably among individuals. Each male has a repertoire of up to ten different song types and repeats one type several times before switching to another. Although songs vary, the species pattern is easy to learn and recognize.
Call: When agitated, Song Sparrows give a nasal chimp or a high-pitched tsip.
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.