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Bird in northern CA (coastal) (1 Viewer)

Lae

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Hello, I need help identifying a bird species I’ve been hearing in my neighborhood lately. I haven’t seen the bird but it seems like it’s probably the size of a white-crowned sparrow. I attached audio of the bird calls I’m wondering about. The bird has a 3-note call that sounds very similar to a white-crowned sparrow. The audio clip I uploaded is interrupted by the calls of white-crowned sparrows in the middle of the clip, but hopefully it’s good enough quality. The bird repeats the same 3-note call throughout the day. This is in coastal northern CA a few miles inland from the ocean in a rural neighborhood with fields and some trees. I’ve been looking into it and can’t figure out what bird it is just based on the call alone and haven’t been able to see it.
Thank you!!!
 

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Lae

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Ah, thank you!! That would explain why it sounds so similar to a white-crowned sparrow. 🤣
 

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