Peep

 

Description:

This best describes the sounds that a baby dove (squab) makes. There are differences in the way that the baby peeps depending on the situation and the age of the baby. When the baby is hungry it peeps a series of long and fast peeps while wobbling its wing and may start poking with its bill in search of food. 

 

A more forlorn and distressed sounding peep usually means that the baby is in distress. Possibly cold, ill or in need of care. 

 

High pitched and loud peeps usually come from babies looking for a parent to find them. Babies who are alone, lost or abandoned will make this sound as will a frightened baby. The mother will search for the baby using a search call.

 

When the babies are a couple months old, they will try to emulate the sounds and behaviors they see in the adults, but their laugh and coos will come out like a series of whistles instead of the adult sounds because they have not yet matured. It is really cute hearing a laugh or bow & coo from a baby.

 

Audio:

No recording available.

The peep is a very high pitched whistle sound. The babies sound will not change to adult tones for a few months.

 

Physical Description:

Babies are very animated when they are peeping. The majority of the time they are hungry and will wobble their wings and poke with their bill searching for their parents bill so they can feed.

 

Babies will emulate all of the physical descriptions that accompany the normal adult sounds after 2 months old.

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