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@Hasan @The Bird Nuts--How does one discern between the 2 vireos in question, both in general and specifically for this recording?  Is it longer pauses between phrases that point more toward Yellow-throated?  I have read they sound like a vireo with a "sore throat", and so thought they might sound slightly burrier than other vireo species.  

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5 minutes ago, floraphile said:

@Hasan @The Bird Nuts--How does one discern between the 2 vireos in question, both in general and specifically for this recording?  Is it longer pauses between phrases that point more toward Yellow-throated?  I have read they sound like a vireo with a "sore throat", and so thought they might sound slightly burrier than other vireo species.  

I've found that describing differences in song is not always the most helpful- it kind of just requires one to just listen and notice the difference themselves, and then understand it in their own way. However, at least for me, the quality of Yellow-throated is very distinct- it is basically the same quality of, say, a Scarlet Tanager, where the notes are harsher and huskier. Describing the bird as having a 'sore throat' is just one way to understand that quality, I guess. 

Red-eyed and Philadelphia, on the other hand, are more similar in quality to a Robin, and I find Blue-headed excessively sweet and clear, basically the opposite end of the spectrum from Yellow-throated

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58 minutes ago, Hasan said:

I've found that describing differences in song is not always the most helpful- it kind of just requires one to just listen and notice the difference themselves, and then understand it in their own way. However, at least for me, the quality of Yellow-throated is very distinct- it is basically the same quality of, say, a Scarlet Tanager, where the notes are harsher and huskier. Describing the bird as having a 'sore throat' is just one way to understand that quality, I guess. 

Red-eyed and Philadelphia, on the other hand, are more similar in quality to a Robin, and I find Blue-headed excessively sweet and clear, basically the opposite end of the spectrum from Yellow-throated

I couldn't have explained it better.

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