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whats the whoop whoop animal sounds?

Postby bob13bob » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:04 am

what animal is it? I've heard it this week and 6 weeks ago. elk or moose mating call?
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Re: whats the whoop whoop animal sounds?

Postby Paddy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:21 pm

bob13bob wrote:what animal is it? I've heard it this week and 6 weeks ago. elk or moose mating call?


Low frequency whomps ?

I heard it on 4 mile trail. A while later I ran into a woman who used to work for Yosemite Park as a biologist/historian (?). She told me it was a mating call of some bird. I don't remember the name.
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Re: whats the whoop whoop animal sounds?

Postby Justin-T » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:22 pm

That's not much to go on, but could be sage grouse. Listen to the "Display Call" on this page:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Greater_Sage-Grouse/sounds

This was recorded from very close by, from a distance you often just here the low frequency part (the deep "thump" sound), not the clicks.
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Re: whats the whoop whoop animal sounds?

Postby Paddy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKIXaLa93qw

I am pretty sure this is what I heard on 4 Mile Trail. Thanks to Google.
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Re: whats the whoop whoop animal sounds?

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:36 pm

Since neither elk nor moose live in Yosemite, and it's that time of year, my vote is blue grouse.
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Re: whats the whoop whoop animal sounds?

Postby Phil » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:54 pm

Maybe a chupacabra. And the moose and elk in Yosemite only live in Tenaya Canyon but mostly spend their time fighting each other to the death, so they're pretty rare. Or it was Indian spirits that mistook you for a Buffalo Soldier. Or you were having auditory hallucinations. Or it was me hiding there and messing with you so that you would get scared and drop a couple beers. Or it was definitely a grouse thudding like a deep drum.
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