What bird makes this deep gutteral clucking/clicking/knocking sound and no, it is not a woodpecker

by tpindar
(Savannah, Ga. )

I live in southeast Georgia. I repeatedly hear a bird that makes a deep clicking/clucking sound that is very steady and true - a distinct pattern. Not real fast but not slow either. I thought I saw a bird high in a pine tree that was making this sound and it looked like it was a relatively large black bird. Trying to identify it by its color, I have listened to recordings of ravens, crows, blackbirds, grackles and none of the recordings sound like this bird. I have only had this one glimpse but hear the bird regularly. Can anyone help? So unique a sound.

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Mar 22, 2018
Bird knocking sound NEW
by: Anonymous

I have lived in western Michigan my entire life. I have enjoyed bird watching for as long as I can remember. We have many large old pine trees in our area. I heard a strange knocking sound just last week. It sounded like someone hitting a hollow log or a chipmunk knock but deeper. I was able to trace the sound to a crow perched at the top of one of the trees very close to me. I could tell that it was this bird making the sound because I could see its body moving similarly to a chipmunk when making a knocking sound. I have seen and heard many crows but this was the first time I had heard this sound.

Feb 03, 2018
Flicker
by: Teresa

I heard that sound this morning, got my binoculars but every time I thought I had it in my sight, it moved. I heard an unusual bird call a while back and it was a flicker. Don’t know if they make a clicking noise also.

May 29, 2017
bird knocking
by: Anonymous

P.S. I live in south central Georgia. Fitzgerald

May 29, 2017
bird knocking
by: Anonymous

I heard a similar sound this evening while burning some limbs. thought it may be some type of water bird as I was close to a pond; but I got a glimpse of it as it flew away. definitely not a long-legged water bird. Also not a woodpecker. It was about the size of a dove. For a moment I thought I was in a tropical forest somewhere.

May 07, 2016
what bird makes this deep gutteral clucking/clicking/knocking sound and no, it is not a woodpecker
by: Brook

I believe the raven's love coo/song sounds similar to what you are describing. Try an online search for this. Without a picture this is the best I can do

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