I agree the call note of a Lincoln's Sparrow is very reminiscent of a 
Dark-eyed Junco. In fact, in fall any time I hear a "junco," I check it 
out. Both Lincoln's Sparrow and Black-throated Blue Warbler have call 
notes quite similar to that of Dark-eyed Junco.


On 9/20/2013 14:57, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Great job Eric in describing LISP and a terrific photo. On a good fall day down here in the banana belt I might see upwards f half a dozen LISPs. They are actually, i find, fairly common in suitable habitat. Two other ID features. Whenever I get on to a LISP I find myself thinking: what a cutie! Song sparrow, by comparison, are big bruisers and rarely  elicit this response. More seriously, LISP has a pretty characteristic call note. It is a quiet, rather electric sounding and urgent call, rather like the alarm call of dark-eyed junco. Once learned it is very characteristic.
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