Sounds of the Tree Swallow
Shortcut: A short series of high notes followed by a gurgling jumble
Song: The male sings a long-continued, twittery "dawn song" in flight or from a perch: teet, trrit, teet, teet, trrit, teet, trrit. Typical daytime song, given mostly by the male, is a short series of high notes followed by a gurgling jumble.
Call: The alarm call is a sharp chee-deep or chiddy-deep. Various raspy calls are given during interactions.
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.