The Vocal Sounds of Birds

Apteryx — Bill-snappers
Bell-birds — Distant bells
Bitterns — Booming
Blackbirds — Mimic crowing, besides their wild native notes
Bulbuls — Babbling
Bullfinch — Piping
Cariama — Screaming
Cassowary — Bellowing and distant thunder
Cat-birds — Mocking
Chatterers — Chattering
Crake, Corn — Craking
Crances — Shouting
Cuckoo — Cuckooing (“coo-koo”)
Curlew — Whistling (“wheep-wheep,” “corlieu,” or “courlou”)
Dhial-bird — Warbles, and mimics
Doves — Cooing
Ducks — Whistling
„   Drakes — Wheezing
„   Ducks — Quacking
Emu — Drumming
Falcons — Chaunting
Finches — Singing
Fowls, domestic cocks — Crowing
„             „        hens — Cackling
Geese — Hissing
Gull, Great black-backed — Haw-hawing
Hawks — Screeching
Kingfishers — Laughing
Mynah — Talking, besides their musical call-notes
Nightingale — Rattles, melodious rattle of voice
Ostrich — Roaring
Owls — Hooting and bill-snappers
Parrots — Talking and squawking
Piping Crows — Musical piping
Prairie Grouse — Quooking
Rails — Squeaking
Ravens — Cawing
Shrikes — Shrieking
Sparrows — Chirping
Storks — Bill-rattlers
Swans — Whooping
Titmouse — Tittering
Turkey — Gobbling
Warblers — Warbling

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