White-throated Flycatcher Empidonax albigularis
Version: 1.0 — Published December 14, 2018
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
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White-throated Flycatcher typically is quite vocal. The most common vocalizations are the song, which is a raspy, slightly nasal rrrrreah!, and the call, which is shorter and buzzier, with a faint nasal quality.
The song is given in three variations (Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3), i.e. a two-part call with an emphasized, quickly rising and falling ending (Figure 1); a three-part call that is identical to the two-parted call but has a ultra-brief pause after the emphasized part, followed by a brief third part (Figure 2); and a three-part call that has the same beginning as the previous two calls but lacks the brief rising and falling emphasized element, and is followed by a vocalization that’s more typical of the regular call note (Figure 3).