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Old 07-23-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley
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I am in the San Fernando Valley. There is a certain bird I have been hearing very often, day and night. The best description I have of what it sounds like is woo-woo-hoo. It always makes the same three bursts and the first two are the same.

Please do not guess. I will ignore guesses at least. If you know what the bird is then I will listen to a sample of it to determine if it is the bird.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Listen to Mourning Dove.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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Could be this:
Northern Mockingbird
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbImHA61P1o

But more likely this:
Mourning Dove
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI6TGKqdOmE

Your description is rather vague, so guesses are going to be the best you can get. I'm not sure why you would ignore anyone who is trying to help you.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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I am in the San Fernando Valley. There is a certain bird I have been hearing very often, day and night. The best description I have of what it sounds like is woo-woo-hoo. It always makes the same three bursts and the first two are the same.

Please do not guess. I will ignore guesses at least. If you know what the bird is then I will listen to a sample of it to determine if it is the bird.
Spotted Turtle Dove. Introduced species, common in LA basin:


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YO13jkkUhds
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley
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Listen to Mourning Dove.
That is very close, but it makes four or five bursts. I count a total of five. So it probably is a Dove but perhaps a different Dove.

Have you heard a Mourning Dove in Los Angeles?
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley
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Could be this:
Northern Mockingbird
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbImHA61P1o
Definitely not. That is no way close to what I am describing.


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But more likely this:
Mourning Dove
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI6TGKqdOmE
Someone already suggested that.

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Your description is rather vague, so guesses are going to be the best you can get. I'm not sure why you would ignore anyone who is trying to help you.
What I mean is, it will help if someone living in this area that has also heard the bird and know what it is. They are nearly certain to help. Otherwise this thread will become so cluttered that someone that could help might not be able to help.

The bird is unique enough that someone that has heard it will understand.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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Definitely not. That is no way close to what I am describing.



Someone already suggested that.


What I mean is, it will help if someone living in this area that has also heard the bird and know what it is. They are nearly certain to help. Otherwise this thread will become so cluttered that someone that could help might not be able to help.

The bird is unique enough that someone that has heard it will understand.
Did it sound like THIS?

Tookie Tookie Bird - George Of The Jungle - YouTube
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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Mourning dove: "CooOOOhooo .... coooooooo ... cooooooooo ... coooooooo. "
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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I know exactly what bird you're talking about, they're in my neighborhood too.

Rock Dove
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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This one bird is making this "kaw kaw" sound.

Then like his friends come by and they're also "kaw kaw" ing.
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