Hi Geoff,

To my ear, this sounds like a variant of the more typical “ke-eer” Virginia 
Rail NFC. I very briefly listened to some of my recorded Virginia Rail NFCs, 
and this is similar-enough. Though, I could be incorrect…does anyone have other 

Thanks for sharing, Geoff!

Chris T-H

On Apr 17, 2017, at 8:26 PM, Geoff Malosh 
<pomar...@earthlink.net<mailto:pomar...@earthlink.net>> wrote:

Hope everyone is having a nice spring so far. I am interested in opinions on 
the attached calls that I captured over sw. Pennsylvania the morning of April 
16 (1:42am). It doesn’t quite fit anything I can think of myself. One thing 
that came to mind is a slightly higher, slightly less defined “kee-yarr” of a 
Common Tern. Another thought was King Rail, though it sounds too high pitched 
for that, and I can’t find an example of Virginia Rail giving a call quite like 
this. I could certainly be missing something else much more obvious, maybe a 
shorebird or some other gull/tern, or even an odd call of a local bird. That 
said, the call was captured twice, 53 seconds apart, with the second call 
obviously more distant than the first. I included both just to give a sense of 
the relative intensity of each call 53 seconds apart, though they are otherwise 
pretty much identical.

Thanks very much,

Geoff Malosh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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