Songs and calls of some New York State birds

Tyrant Flycatchers

All sound files are now mp3 files.
Images are adapted from drawings by Chester A. Reed, B. S. in Chapman.

Tyrannus tyrannus
Two Kingbirds
Long Island, August 1997.

Great Crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus
"Loud, chuckling, grating whistles." (Chapman)
Blue Mountain Lake, May 1996.
Ithaca, May 1999.
An introspective moment
Long Island, April 2004
(with Carolina wren in background)
Long Island, May 2004

Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe
Ithaca, May 1999.

Eastern ("Wood") Peewee
Conoptus virens
(This long record contains
Question and
Answer, separated by 5s. of silence.)
Long Island, June 1996.
``Pee-a-wee, peer and pee; all plaintive and musical'' Chapman
``What a sweetly modulated, plaintive-sounding whistle!" Torrey 1901, p.214.

Mystery Flycatcher
(every 5-8 secs.)
Blue Mountain Lake, May 1996.
May, 2015: IDd as Goldfinch by Jeannette in London, Ontario.

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Tony Phillips
Math Dept, Stony Brook University
tony at
May 16, 2015