Sounds of the Brown-headed Cowbird
Song: The male's song consists of several faint bubbling sounds followed by a long squeak, bublo-seeleeee, given as the male topples forward.
Call: Females give a rapid series of liquid chattering sounds, often when the male sings. Upon taking flight, males commonly give a squeaky three-note whistle: pseee-see-see.
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.