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Another Bird ID question

July 9th, 2005, 08:39 PM
Is there a bird that sounds like a cell phone ringing? I thought one of my neighbors' phones was just really really loud, but I'm starting to think it's a bird. Like "Bli-li-li-li". I don't know what my problem is, but I get so annoyed when I hear a noise and don't know what it's from.... :o

July 9th, 2005, 08:43 PM
I don't know where you are, but around here the mockingbirds have become extremely urban. Because they imitate sounds that they hear, they can sometimes sound like a variety of things. :)

When I lived closer in the city, we had a mockingbird outside that had learned to imitate a car alarm. LOL!

July 9th, 2005, 08:46 PM
Really? That's so funny. I'm near Montreal. It's really like a phone ringing, but it won't be as annoying if it's a "natural" cause... :D

July 10th, 2005, 01:13 PM
we have some here that immitate the cats meowing, drives the dogs nuts

July 12th, 2005, 07:34 AM
Here in Ontario we have a bird actually called a"Cat-Bird"sounds just like a cat,similar size to the Mockingbird in the South.
Prin,need a little more description than Bli-li-li :D

July 12th, 2005, 07:40 AM
Sound like it may be a chickadee. ( I always thought they sounded like chika-di-di-di-di) :D but I guess they sound like Bli-li-li-li too :)

Here is a pic of them:
It also give a sound demonstration.