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I have a bird / animal coming to the trees in the backyard making this call (see link to audio file), which does not really sound like a bird - it's fairly low frequency. I have not seen it. Sometimes it sits in a young tree, where you can almost see through to the trunk. But I cannot make it out, so it's not very big (like a turkey). It comes at late afternoon and stays around until ~11PM. It switches trees fairly quickly, so I assume it can fly. The call is always the same. Sometimes another one of its kind answers.

Bird_animal_call_mp3

You don't need dropbox. Ignore "suspicious link". Close login popup. Click download arrow. Direct download.

I added a Soundcloud link:

Bird_animal_call_mp3

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  • $\begingroup$ No idea about US bird species, but it sounds similar to a European magpie. Compare with youtube.com/watch?v=Kz4SvP0c_VE $\endgroup$ – alephzero Jun 15 at 14:03
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    $\begingroup$ Surely you can find a way to share an audio file that doesn't require people to ignore a "suspicious link" warning and download a file from your dropbox. $\endgroup$ – csk Jun 15 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ @csk, well do you have a suggestion where to upload it? You can check the url and the file on virustotal. $\endgroup$ – birdpoolcleaner Jun 15 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ YouTube. iNaturalist (although that requires a login, so it's also limiting). Other options are listed and discussed here: quora.com/…. $\endgroup$ – csk Jun 15 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ I added a Soundcloud link. $\endgroup$ – birdpoolcleaner Jun 15 at 17:38
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It is a grey tree frog's mating call. See youtube link:

Grey tree frog mating call

Source for finding the answer: Audubon Society

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