Sounds of the Yellow Warbler
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Shortcut: Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet-than-sweet
Song: The male's song, often given from a high, exposed perch, is a bright, clear see-see-see-titi-see, for which there is a well-known memory phrase: sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet-than-sweet! Males have one predominant song pattern that they sing during most of the day. However, at dawn and during aggressive encounters, males sing a variety of other song types, often changing type with each new song.
Call: The common alarm call is a musical chip.
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.