Sounds of the Eastern Bluebird
Shortcut: Cheer, cheer cheerful, charmer
Song: The song, given mainly by the male, is a series of melodious, gurgling whistles sometimes sounding like cheer, cheer, cheerful, charmer.
Call: A sweet tur-a-lee is a commonly heard contact call often given in flight. Agitated chattering signifies alarm.
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.