Tea-kettle is on

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Carolina Wren perched on an old treehouse in the banyan next door. This bird was singing very loudly and I went out to see what it was.

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I was standing 20 feet away and it didn’t seem too concerned.

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This shy bird can be hard to see, but it delivers an amazing number of decibels for its size. Follow its teakettle-teakettle! and other piercing exclamations through backyard or forest, and you may be rewarded with glimpses of this bird’s rich cinnamon plumage, white eyebrow stripe, and long, upward-cocked tail.

2018 bird #50

Listen to the song on Vimeo: Teakettle Bird

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