Recorded in September 2015 in Bethesda, MD.


The recording was created at 1:00 PM on Sept 24th. I didn't see the bird, but I think it was in my Mulberry tree. The closest body of water would be the Potomac, but that's at least two miles from here.

Sorry I can't provide more hints. I don't know a lot about birds, I just found the song quite striking.

  • Now my bird calling skills are a bit rusty, but if I'm not mistaken, that is the call of an Airbus A380...
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    Jan 17, 2016 at 15:56
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  • Rory, I am not David. But I also posted it on Uclue so I expect that one of their researchers posted it here. Jan 26, 2016 at 20:27

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This is asdanrnr from Uclue, I posted on your topic but after 14 days it is expiring and I am afraid my answer came too late, so here is my take :

I went through this list of birds in Maryland: http://davenation.com/birds/

Your bird may be a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, you can here its song here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NixrHvecZ8c

You're welcome.


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