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 White-throated Sparrow  Zonotrichia albicollis


 

  Sonogram of White-throated Sparrow song

Mount Blue State Park, Maine, USA   44 40' 44.3" N  70 26' 58.3" W  24 June 2014

Song composed of very clear, steady frequency whistles descending in three stages at 4.6, 4.3, and 3.5 kHz. Often rendered phonetically as Old Sam Peabody Peabody Peabody.

Singing from undergrowth of fairly open, sunlit maple/oak/spruce forest with a rich understory.

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 Sonogram of White-throated Sparrow call

Mount Blue State Park, Maine, USA   44 40' 44.3" N  70 26' 58.3" W  24 June 2014

Call from a female composed of loud, metallic-sounding chink elements (c5.2-5.5 kHz).

Calling from dense understory of maple/oak/spruce forest.

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Sonogram of White-throated Sparrow call

Mount Blue State Park, Maine, USA   44 40' 44.3" N  70 26' 58.3" W  24 June 2014

Different call from the same female above: quieter, higher-frequency elements (c8.4-9.2 kHz) with husky quality.

Calling from dense understory of maple/oak/spruce forest.

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