Pine warbler vs chipping sparrow

The song of the chipping sparrow and the pine warbler is a similar trill. The chipping sparrow’s song sounds mechanical. It is a rapid series of notes that are similar in pitch. The pine warbler is a bit more musical and tends to be shorter in length with fewer syllables per song.

Pine warbler

Note: the songs are 1-1/2 to 2 seconds long.

February 9, 2023 – Long Creek Park


Chipping sparrow

The spectogram (bottom half of diagram) shows the uniformity of pitch and cleaner definition of the notes of the chipping sparrow throughout its song.
The songs are typically 2-1/2 to 3 seconds long.

April 8, 2020 – Stout Farm Rd., Tobaccoville


May 4, 2020 – Stout Farm Rd., Tobaccoville


July 9, 2020 – Stout Farm Rd., Tobaccoville