Sounds of the Indigo Bunting
Shortcut: Paired whistled notes
Song: The male's lively song is composed of variable, high-pitched whistled notes, most of them paired: see-see, zeet-zeet, chit-chit, seeit-seetz. A bubbly version of song accompanies flight displays.
Call: Sharp chip calls are given in alarm situations.
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.