[CT Birds] What bird screams like a chicken?
LPBausher at comcast.net
Thu Jan 8 12:12:11 EST 2009
My guess is Ring-necked Pheasant. I don't know what a screaming
chicken sounds like, but the pheasant's screech has a raspy quality
similar to a rooster crowing, although different in inflection and
intonation. And as I recall from my growing up days in rural eastern
Pennsylvania, pheasants certainly like to hang around cornfields.
On Jan 8, 2009, at 2:58 PM, Dana Campbell wrote:
> On the Glastonbury CBC and again later at the same location in a
> wooded area near a corn field, I heard from the woods a bird
> screaming very much like a chicken does some times. Very harsh and
> raspy, and sometimes rhythmic. Anyone know what that might have
> been? I looked and looked, but was never able to locate the bird
> making that sound...although it seemed to be coming from the floor
> of the woods. Some game bird?
> I sure did not recognize the sound.
> Dana Campbell, Missioner, mother-dana at juno.com
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