Sounds of the Baltimore Oriole
Shortcut: Series of bright, slurred whistles, sometimes with prominent harsh or raspy notes
Song: Song is a series of bright, slurred whistles, sometimes with prominent harsh or raspy notes. Both sexes sing, although female song is usually simpler in pattern. Songs of individual birds vary considerably, but each sings a characteristic, recognizable song pattern.
Call: Single whistled notes function as contact calls. Common calls include a nasal jeet-jeet and a rattling chatter. Fledglings make loud nasal calls sounding like dee-dee-dee.
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.