April 14, 2014 3:47 PM   Subscribe

Meet the majestic American WoodEch.
posted by Evilspork (12 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
posted by kinnakeet at 3:57 PM on April 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by MikeWarot at 4:02 PM on April 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

I must immediately tweet this...
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:06 PM on April 14, 2014

posted by shockingbluamp at 4:11 PM on April 14, 2014

From the birdhaus, I say . . . .eck!
posted by birdhaus at 4:29 PM on April 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

American Woodcocks are really cool birds. The male's dusk and dawn mating display includes the peent call, and then an aerial display where he flies straight up about 100 yards and flits back to the same patch of ground while making weird whistling sounds from the wind rushing through his wing feathers. It's a pretty cool thing to hear out in the woods at night.

If you're easily embarrassed, you can call them timberdoodles.
posted by hydrophonic at 4:46 PM on April 14, 2014 [7 favorites]

I believe these are audio samples of JonTron edited in. He tweeted this video earlier this week.
posted by dagosto at 5:08 PM on April 14, 2014

Tell it I hate it.
posted by angerbot at 5:47 PM on April 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

Sounds a lot like Sylvia Browne did.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 5:55 PM on April 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

The "peent" and the wind whistling through wings both sound like insects to me.

Interesting the way he turns to give the ech call to all points of the compass-- is it too much to guess that the "ech" is a demonstration to potential mates of the ability to regurgitate caught insect prey for the benefit of a sitting mate and later nestlings?
posted by jamjam at 6:25 PM on April 14, 2014

Ah, how I miss Ech! on Game Grumps. Not as much as dang-ass dang, though.
posted by knuckle tattoos at 6:51 PM on April 14, 2014

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