Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)


Advertising Song: A hoarse che-bunk.



Yellow-bellied Flycatcher advertising song, June 7, 2012. Stone Chimney, Brule River State Forest, Douglas County, Wisconsin.


Tu-wee Call: Whistled, rising in pitch.



Yellow-bellied Flycatcher tu-wee call, June 6, 2012. Stone Chimney, Brule River State Forest, Douglas County, Wisconsin.


Brrrrt Call: A soft, burry note, sometimes given during an Advertising Song bout. May be used during territorial conflicts (Gross 2011). Described as reminiscent... "somewhat of the sound produced by sliding a finger over a violin string" (Bendire 1895).



Yellow-bellied Flycatcher brrrrt call, June 7, 2012. Stone Bridge, Brule River State Forest, Douglas County, Wisconsin.


References


Bendire, Charles Emil. 1895. Life Histories of North American Birds. U.S. Nat. Mus. Spec. Bull. 3.

Gross, Douglas A. and Peter E. Lowther. 2011. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/566 doi:10.2173/bna.566