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Pruitt and Willson: Northern Saw-whet Owl Occupancy in the Interior Highlands

Below you will find links to some of the sounds observed through acoustic monitoring of Northern Saw-whet Owls (NSWO) in the Ozark Highlands and Boston Mountains ecoregions of northern Arkansas. These are not sounds directly from our autonomous recording units (ARUs), but higher quality versions from the Macaulay Library (Cornell Lab of Ornithology). By clicking a link you will be able to hear the sound and view a spectrogram.


Whine vocalization example 1. Commonly heard and probably second most well-known sound to those familiar with NSWO. This link also includes solicitation calls, which were not observed during the study period.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/283361431#_ga=2.140015734.453243300.1610578289-2143755368.1583700175


Whine vocalization example 2. A different version of the whine vocalization.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/289113701#_ga=2.186582954.2020866953.1609188331-2143755368.1583700175


Bark vocalizations example 1. Various bark vocalizations were observed, sometimes given in pairs.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/282387811#_ga=2.68181204.453243300.1610578289-2143755368.1583700175


Bark vocalizations example 2. Various bark vocalizations were observed, sometimes given in pairs.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/137147571#_ga=2.179009060.1271555028.1616600440-2143755368.1583700175


Chitter/twitter vocalization example 1.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/139262321#_ga=2.9382198.266096278.1609004828-2143755368.1583700175


Chitter/twitter vocalization example 2.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/228983091#_ga=2.134116427.453243300.1610578289-2143755368.1583700175


Three birds with one stone. This link includes three different types of vocalizations: bark, whine, and chitter.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/279028751#_ga=2.136647925.453243300.1610578289-2143755368.1583700175











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