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 Common Quail  Coturnix coturnix


 

  Sonogram of Common Quail song

Rainham Marshes, Essex, England  51º 29' 26.37'' N  00º 12' 23.62'' E  TQ535703  6 May 2017

Advertising song from mixed, rough grassland on former landfill site.

A ‘liquid whitting’ - traditionally phonetically rendered as wet my lips.

The 3-element phrases were repeated up 8 times per strophe.

Note additional nasal ‘squelch’ between the 2nd & 3rd elements which can be heard at close range.

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    Common Quail

     

Sonogram of Common Quail song

Beesonend Lane, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, England  51° 47' 19.51" N  00° 22' 06.12" W  13 July 2013

Song uttered from wheat field.

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