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Amiee Kizior — June 11, 10:39PM

What is the bird sound in the clip? Western Wisconsin

What is the bird call in the video clip posted below? It is the one that sort of sounds like a snake. I live in between Onalaska WI and West Salem near farm land and a large wooded area. This bird isn't as comfortable with people as most birds are and I've only been able to view it from some distance once. It's a little bit larger than a sparrow perhaps sparrow size with a rounder abdomen it's appears to be a lighter brownish color with striping on its head. Prior to actually seeing this bird making this call I thought the call or the sound was being made by a cicada or a snake. I will try to get a photo and update with that but I imagine that will be challenging! This bird or birds has been making this sound rather unrelentingly for over a week in the area of 2 pine trees in our yard.

Hazem Alkhan — June 11, 11:19PM

That is a Chipping Sparrow.
P.S. In the future, you might want to use a bird identification app, such as Merlin.

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Ian Hearn — June 13, 07:02AM

Another great place to go to is Xeno-Canto for ID problems in recordings. Like eBird, it's free to sign up.

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