Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Hooded Grosbeak|
|French||Gros-bec à capuchon|
|Spanish (Mexico)||Picogrueso Encapuchado|
|Spanish (Spain)||Picogordo encapuchado|
Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei
Version: 1.0 — Published August 1, 2014
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
The standard call of Hooded Grosbeak is described as "a ringing note, usually doubled, beehn beehn or beenk beenk" (Howell and Webb 1995) or as bree-bink, bre-bruk, or a sharp beet beet (Clement 1993). Other calls include "a nasal whew or kew" (Howell and Webb 1995) or "a single clee and a harsh jerr" (Clement 1993).
The song of Hooded Grosbeak is a variation on the call with one to two clipped, slightly metallic, burry rolling phrases often preceded by calls, described as beenk beenk eihrr-r, wheirr whrr, beehn beehn bee-beihr, be-be jerr chee, be-be chee, a buzzing wij-ee-er-tee, or bee-bink-beeaw; the last syllable is of a higher pitch than the preceding two (Clement 1993, Howell and Webb 1995).
For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio