Average size black bird sounds like a duck

by S. Buckmaster
(McAlester, OK)

This bird was up in my tree (too far for good IDing or a photo) but it made a sound like "ackk." if it had a Qu sound on the front it would have been a perfect duck call. ANY IDEAS?

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Jul 24, 2013
Bird that sounds like a duck
by: Anonymous

Probably a crow ,they like to mimic things!

Mar 13, 2013
Doh! You said black bird :facepalm:
by: GaryE

LOL I missed that neither of those are black LOL Sorry for the confusion.

Mar 13, 2013
two thoughts
by: GaryE

Nuthatches make a noise that sounds a lot like a duck quacking.

However I think it is more likely a grey catbird.

Check out:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-breasted_Nuthatch/id
and
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/gray_catbird/id

Actually you can probably scratch off the grey catbird I am so used to seeing them all year round I forget they are not seen everywhere this time of year. They are no where near you this time of year.

So back to the nuthatch . . . go to that page, click on the sound tab and listen away and see if that sounds like what you heard . . there is another bred of nuthatch (Red-breasted nut hatch) but their call is a bit different but they might be worth checking out as well if the white breasted does not check out!

Also the Nuthatch is usually very easy to distinguish on trees . . they very often cling to the sides of trees with their head down toward the ground which makes them very distinct. They really are neat birds and are one of my wife's favorites (if not her absolute favorite).

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