Kent Note Sound-Alikes

A number of common species can make sounds surprisingly similar to the kent calls of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers, including some that probably wouldn't occur to most birders.

First, listen to this 10-second segment of the 1935 ivory-bill recording from Louisiana:

 

Now, listen carefully to the 10-second recording below, which consists of five short clips. Can you identify the source of each sound?


 To see the known or suspected source of each of these sounds go to the
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