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  • They are quickly told apart from the flying mammals by the white stripes on their wings and the call of "peent" that escapes their beaks.

    Niagara Gazette Homepage

  • Walk the trail just before dusk, listening for the unmistakable "peent" call coming from the male Woodcocks.

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  • At that _peent_ -- that first warning cry -- of Mr. Nighthawk's, they had all vanished as if by magic, among the leaves.

    The Tale of Kiddie Katydid

  • Mounting by easy stages of half a dozen rapid strokes, catching flies by the way, and crying _peent-peent_, the acrobat climbs until I look a mere lump on the roof; then ceasing his whimpering _peent_, he turns on bowed wings and falls -- shoots roofward with fearful speed.

    Roof and Meadow

  • Nighthawks are known for their repeated "peent" call as they hunt for flying insects.

    NPR Topics: News

  • That peent was followed by another, then many many more.

    10,000 Birds


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