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Listeners' Stories: Cardinal and Vireo

BirdNote listener, Betsy MacGregor, talks about finding solace in the company of birds. First a bird of the eastern US, a Northern Cardinal, and then a Hutton's Vireo, a bird of the West. The cardinal creates its pure whistle by producing sound in its left and right bronchial tubes simultaneously. The Hutton's Vireo is a busy and active bird with a buzzy call. Listen to the songs of these birds - and others -  at Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds.

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Listeners’ Stories:
The Cardinal and the Vireo

As told by Betsy MacGregor

This is BirdNote!
 [Begin the singing of the Northern Cardinal]
Today we hear from BirdNote listener and retired physician, Betsy MacGregor, as she tells of finding solace in the company of birds. 
 [Audio of Betsy MacGregor – over song of Northern Cardinal]
 [End with song of Hutton’s Vireo]

Bird audio provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Northern Cardinal and Hutton’s Vireo song recorded by G.A. Keller.
Betsy MacGregor recorded by Chris Peterson, August 5, 2006
Producer: John Kessler
© Seattle Audubon 9/27/06  © 2008 Tune In to Rev. for 9-2008

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