2:00PM Water Cooler 2/13/2024 | naked capitalism

By Lambert Strether of Corrente.

Bird Song of the Day

Purple Finch (Eastern), Sapsucker Woods–Lab Building Area Tompkins, New York, United States. “NOTES: SHORT SONG – NO ‘PHOEBE’ NOTE. USED PART IN ‘AMERICAN BIRD SONGS’ VOL. I. ALSO RRN 51-37-5 THROUGH 7…. The Territory Song as well as vocal mimicry is heard. There is a nice example of an Eastern Bluebird and Eastern Phoebe being mimicked (at 22 sec and 1:12). A robin may also be mimicked.” From 1951 (!!).

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