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Lyr Add: Found:The Original Wren Song! (s)

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*#1 PEASANT* 11 Dec 06 - 01:07 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 11 Dec 06 - 02:14 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Found:The Original Wren Song! (s)
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 01:07 PM

Song:

The song of the House Wren is a loud rising pitch of see-see-see-oodle-oodle and then descends. When approached by a cat or other bird such as the Purple Martin or House Swallow, loud scolding notes are emitted.

The Carolina Wren occurs in the eastern half of the USA and Mexico. It is one of nine species of wrens that occur in North America. Six subspecies of Carolina Wrens are recognized in the USA (Pyle 1997). Its loud call rings through the forest, sounding like it is saying "tea-kettle tea-kettle tea-kettle." Males call all year round. Winter calls sound more like a series of churry buzzes. It is a year round resident, with mated pairs remaining together on permanent territories.

Voice
The wren has an incredibly loud voice for such a small bird. The song is a long, excited verse, with many trills and metallic ringing tones. The call is a sharp tic-tic-tic, which accelerates into a rattle when the bird is alarmed. Wrens sing mostly from cover, and sound like no other British bird.


http://birding.about.com/od/birdswrens/Birds_Everything_About_Wrens.htm

Voice

The wren has an incredibly loud voice for such a small bird. The song is a long, excited verse, with many trills and metallic ringing tones. The call is a sharp tic-tic-tic, which accelerates into a rattle when the bird is alarmed. Wrens sing mostly from cover, and sound like no other British bird.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/362.shtml

Learning songs and singing them is not easy for birds. The feats they produce for their small size are quite incredible. The European Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) sings a song that contains 740 different notes per minute and which can be heard more than 500 metres away. Considering the comparative sizes of you, me and a wren, this is the equivalent of us singing a song that can be heard 4 or 5 miles away. Birds put an awful lot of energy into their singing. According to some estimates, singing in some birds at least is as energy expensive as flying. Birds do not just sing their songs now and then. Some birds sing practically non-stop through the breeding season. In Europe the Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)sings its 'little bit of bread and no cheese' song over 3000 times a day. In North America however there lives a really hard working songster - the Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) has been recorded singing 'see me-hear me' 22197 times in a single day. It is nearly always the males who sing. Birds don't all sing all day, or all year. How birds choose when and where to sing is an important aspect of bird behaviour

http://www.earthlife.net/birds/song.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Found:The Original Wren Song! (s)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 02:14 PM

We have four wren species that nest in Alberta (Canada), all summer residents only, the most common being the 'House Wren' (American). Connoisseurs of bird song rate it poorly- "It puts as much energy into its singing as it does into everything else; unfortunately its notes are rather harsh and the bubbling song cannot be highly rated."
The 'Winter Wren' (mis-named, a summer resident only, nesting mostly in the northeast part of the province), has a "bubbling, tinkling song that goes on and on as if it would never end. It is one of the finest performers in the woods."


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