Monday, February 8, 2010

Put Put Putta!

Originally posted 5/8/10 - backdated to organize posts by topic.

This video is best viewed in the enhanced version.  Be sure to click 360p in the lower right corner of the frame above and select 480p as soon as it starts to play.

When they are not keeping silent, Crimson-crested Woodpeckers exhibit a great variety of calls.  In this brief video clip, a female Crimson-crested Woodpecker makes a series of vocalizations that sounds a bit like wild laughter!  In their book Woodpeckers, Hinkler, et al., remark that in these birds,
 Shrill, piping put put puttas, which may be kept up for minutes,
indicates great excitement.

Funny, the title of this video on YouTube is Амазонский малиновохохлый дятел (Pileated Woodpecker).

You can also listen to a similar series of calls here:

- Woodpeckers: A Guide to the Woodpeckers of the World by H. Winkler, D. A. Christie & D. Nurney


Nefertiti said...

merci pour cette video c est impressionnant a voir !

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