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 Isabelline Wheatear  Oenanthe isabellina


  Sonogram of Isabelline Wheatear song

Vigla, Lesvos, Greece  39 13' 44.1" N  25 57' 23.9" E  22 May 2017

Territorial song from dry, barren crown of a hillside c360m.

Song composed of long strophes of up to 25 secs begining with a short, sharp, downslurred whistle element, repeated in single or double phrases, before terminating in a crescendo of more complex phrases consisting of wheezes, hisses and harder 'chack' and 'churr' elements. This bird uttered all strophes during aerial display flights.

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    Sonogram of Isabelline Wheatear song

Song rate per minute



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