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Churring Bird in Normandy, France (August) (1 Viewer)

Paul Collins

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Hi,

I heard a bird call I was not familiar with whilst on holiday in Normandy, northern France, last August. Having visited Normandy a lot, I was surprised to not recognise the call. I've just come across the video I made to record its call and in hope of spotting it.

https://youtu.be/VYRuswx9TyM

As the clip shows, it was churring in an area of thick bramble. This was on the edge of a maize field with surrounding woodland and pine trees. In that area I also saw Melodious Warbler, Red-Backed Shrike and both Common and Lesser Whitethroat, so I thought it might be a call of one of those warbler or shrike species?

I'm leaning towards Red-Backed Shrike. Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Paul
 

Sangahyando

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Wouldn't be surprised if it were a Red-backed Shrike, as I've heard them make similar calls before, but can you exclude a non-bird? I.e. an amphibian, mammal, or insect?
 

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