Definition of call note in English:

call note


  • The characteristic call of a particular bird.

    ‘the usual call note is a sharp ‘tchick ’’
    • ‘Structural characters and call notes remain the most diagnostic traits.’
    • ‘Black-chinned hummingbirds produce a variety of call notes, typically used while chasing other birds.’
    • ‘One means of distinguishing the willow tit from the marsh tit is by call notes.’
    • ‘Where one species overlaps in territory with another having a similar call note, the frequency of the first species' song is adjusted upward by about 0.3 kilohertz.’
    • ‘A parent feeds only its own chick, recognizing the chick by its call note.’