April 9, 2012

Spring Bird Song Crash Course Day eight - American robin

Though visually identifiable to most every second grader in the country, the song of the American Robin is a slow, melancholy jazz riff that begins well before dawn and can continue late into the night. A mix of riffed on phrases like “churrily,cheer-up, cheer-ointerspersed with trills and a scolding “cheap-cheap-chup-chup-chup”.

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