Sounds of the Wood Duck
Shortcut: ooe-eek, oo-eek
Song: Common call of female is a nasal oo-eek, oo-eek, especially when alarmed. Raspy whistle of males sounds like a rising jeeee-ib.
Call: Male courtship groups perform head-flicking and other displays along with high-pitched, raspy whistles which sound like a rising "jeeee-ib. When searching for a nest site, females make a soft and stuttering sound of oo-oo-oo-ah-ah.
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.