Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Monday, May 21, 2007

Black-capped Vireo songs!

I just posted a minute-long recording of a Black-capped Vireo singing near a dam in Oklahoma. The dam was pretty noisy, but for the most part it's in the background. Please don't use this recording for "playback" in the field! I just posted it so you can appreciate the cool, complex, varied song of this exquisite species. I was only able to get recognizable photos of one individual, but you can see what little I have at my Black-capped Vireo photo and sound gallery. Oh, darn--looks like I'll have to go back to the Wichita Mountains again.


  1. Thats cool, thanks for posting it. I am on my way to Kickapoo Canyon in a week to help a TX A&M student with some spring studies of this bird and the golden-cheeked warlber, so I really appreciate being able to hear the call before I show up and have to learn it in the field. This way I am a little more prepared before I arrive.

  2. Loved it! Too bad it didn't sound familiar, that would have been a life bird. ;-)
    Next trip!