Pacific Swallow – steam-whistle or warning calls

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SwallowP [AmarSingh]

“A pair of Pacific Swallows (Hirundo tahitica javanica) that were completing their nest construction (above) gave warning calls when they spotted me approaching.

“Wells 2007 describes this as the ‘steam-whistle calls’ and renders it best as ‘pseeep’ or ‘theeep’.

“Calls above and sonogram & waveform given below.

SwallowwPac-sonogram [AmarSingh]

“Now termed as House Swallow (Hirundo javanica javanica) in some literature.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
20th December 2017

Location: Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Semi-urban


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