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Song ID, Yunnan, China (1 Viewer)

mzwebby

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Location: Puzhehei, Yunnan, China
Elevation: about 1500m
Habitat: secondary (?) hill forest

Notes: this song was heard multiple times. In the recording the high pitched note is repeated 12 times. Other times it was as few as four.

I really have no idea what it is and tried listening to a lot of birds on ebird to figure it out. Any help would be appreciated!

Mike
 

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mzwebby

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Location: Puzhehei, Yunnan, China
Elevation: about 1500m
Habitat: secondary (?) hill forest

Notes: this song was heard multiple times. In the recording the high pitched note is repeated 12 times. Other times it was as few as four.

I really have no idea what it is and tried listening to a lot of birds on ebird to figure it out. Any help would be appreciated!

Mike
Maybe nobody knows this one? If I was in North America I would be thinking Blackpoll warbler. I suppose it’s possible it is an insect and not bird though that wasn’t my first thought.
 

johnallcock

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It sounds rather like a flowerpecker to me. Some species give a variety of high-pitched vocalisations like this. I'm not sure which species would be in the area that may be comparable.

Speckled Piculet also gives a similar call but I don't think the tone is quite right and the tit-like notes at the beginning of the recording wouldn't fit.
 

mzwebby

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It sounds rather like a flowerpecker to me. Some species give a variety of high-pitched vocalisations like this. I'm not sure which species would be in the area that may be comparable.

Speckled Piculet also gives a similar call but I don't think the tone is quite right and the tit-like notes at the beginning of the recording wouldn't fit.
John, thanks so much for the input. I listened to a bunch of the flowerpeckers, and then checked out Speckled Piculet. I actually think the Speckled Piculet is the right one. I listened to a bunch of the calls on eBird, and several recordings were a good match, including the recording on this checklist. High thin call repeated on basically the same pitch, with same spacing as my recording.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S55992604
Mike
 
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