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    Default How is called the sound of a bird?

    I don't know if it's "call" or "song". What's the difference between "call" and "song"?

    Which would I use to talk about the sound of a bird?

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    Default Re: How is called the sound of a bird?

    It depends on the bird. You would not call the sound made by a crow a song, but you could use that word for the sound made by a nightingale.

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    Default Re: How is called the sound of a bird?

    Oh, a thread about me.

    Try Bird vocalization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    By the way, the vocalizations of crows are probably the single thing I hate the most in the world. Every @#$% dawn and every %$#@ dusk the same old song. Or call, rather.
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    Default Re: How is called the sound of a bird?

    Some birds sing. Some birds call. Owls hoot. Crows caw. Cuckoos cuckoo (!) Parrots squawk. Baby birds cheep or tweet.

    I realise that I have given you the verbs not the nouns, but it indicates that there are different words associated with different birds.
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    Default Re: How is called the sound of a bird?

    Thanks for your answers.

    Bird vocalization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "In non-technical use, bird songs are the bird sounds that are melodious to the human ear"

    I think I understand.

    Call: Aves de la Pampa 2 - YouTube

    Song: CHINGOLO CANTANDO - ZONOTRICHIA CAPENSIS SINGING - AVES DE ARGENTINA - YouTube

    Correct me if I am wrong.

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    Default Re: How is called the sound of a bird?

    Yes. (Though the song is rather simple.)

    Here's the same species of sparrow calling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq9tdBpgJuc
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    Default Re: How is called the sound of a bird?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Some birds sing. Some birds call. Owls hoot. Crows caw. Cuckoos cuckoo (!) Parrots squawk. Baby birds cheep or tweet.

    I realise that I have given you the verbs not the nouns, but it indicates that there are different words associated with different birds.
    ... and in Scotland ('Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon') they've been know to warble. Other verbs include 'chirp' and 'chirrup'.

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