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oroboros commented on the word chick-a-dee-dee-dee
@reesetee - also the mountain chickadee.
October 4, 2013
deinonychus commented on the word chick-a-dee-dee-dee
"It has been observed to consist of up to four distinct units which can be arranged in different patterns to communicate information about threats from predators and coordination of group movement. Recent study of the call shows that the number of dees indicates the level of threat from nearby predators. In an analysis of over 5,000 alarm calls from chickadees, it was found that alarm calls triggered by small, dangerous raptors had a shorter interval between chick and dee and tended to have extra dees, usually averaging four instead of two. In one case, a warning call about a pygmy owl – a prime threat to chickadees – contained 23 dees" (Wikipedia)
reesetee commented on the word chick-a-dee-dee-dee
Phrase used to describe the call of a Black-Capped Chickadee.
March 19, 2008