Sounds & Calls
This species has a rich, melodious song and is especially vocal during the spring and summer months. The song is often described as mellow, liquid, fluty and harmonic. A typical song phrase consists of 4-8 notes and often begins with 2-4 repetitive notes. Most song phrases contain a distinctly louder, more strident note at the end. These song phrases can vary regionally, and even individual birds can have their own unique melodies. Male Grey Shrikethrushes are reported to average about 16 song phrases in their repertoire, and females slightly less at 11. The bird in the recording in the video below is a good example of how varied the song of this species can be!
Apart from the song, Grey Shrikethrush also give single & double-note calls as well as sharp, repetitive phrases. These simpler calls are often heard during the winter months.