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Hunters have nicknames for waterfowl, names that capture the distinctive sound and sight of these birds, such as “Whistler” for the sibilance of the goldeneye’s wings in flight. “Spoonbill” is the nickname for this Northern Shoveler —easy to see why! If you know why the Northern Pintail is called a “Sprig,” e-mail [email protected]. Many birdsounds for BirdNote come from the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Learn more!