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Olive-sided flycatcher?

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Old Sunday 11th February 2007, 00:19   #1
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Olive-sided flycatcher?

I was in the vicinity of the Philadelphia Museum of Art today and I heard three "phip" sounds in a row. This was repeated, but always as a triplet of the same sound. The bird making the noise was alone in the top of a bare tree and was about 6-8 inches. I didn't have my optics, but the bird was greyish with a darker slight crest. Olive-sided flycatcher? Is there anything else that fits this description?
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Old Sunday 11th February 2007, 00:53   #2
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Olive-sided Flycatcher? Not this time of year! Don't know what it could be though - I'm not very good at ID via description.
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Old Sunday 11th February 2007, 13:22   #3
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Right, I hear you with the timing comment. I think the bird's call seems to be the most salient feature. Anyone know which other birds make a similar call?
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Not enough to go on really, but American Robins make a similar call. I would call it a "see, pip, pip, pip" or "see, pup, pup, pup" noise. Sometimes all you hear is the "pup" sound when they fly overhead or are perched.

Here's a link. Listen to the call and see if that might be it:
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