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Birds That Say Their Own Names
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Hear some birds that call their own names.


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2:00 minutes (1.61 MB)
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Some birds, such as the Northern Bobwhite, take their names from their songs or vocalizations: "Bobwhite! Bobwhite!" The Killdeer is another bird named for its song: "Kill-dee, kill-dee, kill-dee." There are others. "Poorwill, poorwill, poorwill" calls the Common Poorwill. This bird is the cousin of the Whip-poor-will, another bird that calls its own name.

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