Sounds of the Eastern Meadowlark
Shortcut: seee-ooo, seee-yeer
Song: Series of flutelike, musical whistled notes sounding like seee-ooo,seee-yeer.
Call: The male's song is a series of two to eight clear notes with some slurred together. A popular description is spring-of-the-year. The female often responds with a chattering sputter. A short, buzzy dzert is given when alarmed or during territorial encounters.
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.