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A New Quiz Song

posted by Tim Avery at
on Monday, February 13, 2012 

This isn't one you hear everyday, but is the typical song of a species that breeds in Utah. I took this video this winter while in southern California. You might need to replay the video a couple times as I only recorded the song once--and it's short at only 3 seconds. Take a listen below:


Please feel free to answer in the comments section, or discuss and ask questions if you're not sure!

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2 Comments:
Blogger Bryce said...

Sounds just like a bird that I heard and saw today in the Mojave, the Costa's Hummingbird. As far as I understand, their breeding range only extends into very south western Utah, around St. George. So I guess technically it works but I may be wrong. Either way, that is my guess. Great recording Tim.

February 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Tim Avery said...

@Bryce: That's Correct! This is a Costa's Hummingbird, and they do breed in Washington County. The sound is one that when you hear doesn't seem like it should be coming from a bird. It truly is a unique song!

February 14, 2012 at 7:50 AM  

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