Songs and calls of some New York State birds

Goatsuckers and Swifts

Images are adapted from drawings by Chester A. Reed, B. S. in Chapman.

Caprimulgus vociferus
"A rolling, tiresomely repeated whip' poor-weel' " (Peterson)
Long Island, June 2017.

Chimney Swift
Chaetura pelagica
"Single high, hard chips run together into ... a rolling, descending twitter" (Sibley)
Long Island, May 2001.

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Tony Phillips
Math Dept, Stony Brook University
tony at
June 23 2017