[CT Birds] What bird screams like a chicken?

Larry Bausher 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.

Larry Bausher
West Haven

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
> The Greater Hartford Regional Ministry
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