Sounds of the Red-eyed Vireo
Shortcut: Non-stop Summer song; nyaah
Song: The male's song is an extended series of short whistled phrases, each slightly different; they are separated by brief pauses: sewee, seewit, seeowit, seeyee. Song rate is about 40 phrases per minute early in spring and faster during incubation. Males sing all day long—one researcher followed an individual and counted overy 20,000 songs in a single day!
Call: The common alarm call is a nasal chway or nyaah.
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.