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“Oh Wow!” You Won’t Believe What This Weird Little Bird Sounds Like


At InspireMore, we love to celebrate animals for what makes them unique. There are so many incredible creatures on this Earth, how could we not? This birdie called a ptarmigan has one of the most epic bird sounds ever.

It sounds just like “Oh wow,” but like… if a robot said it?

Check out this clip for yourself.


Tunturikana elvisteli meidän hyppyrinnoukalla

♬ alkuperäinen ääni – Konsta Kukkola

The ptarmigan is an absolutely beautiful bird with a totally unique sound. They live in alpine habitats and love the cold. They love the cold so much that they say, “Oh wow!”

And when we hear this birdie talk, we do, too!

These happy-looking birdies have a unique coloration, too. While they’re white in the winter, they’re brown in the summer: perfect for blending in to their environment!

This image is from TikTok.

Fans of the clip are totally amazed by the ptarmigan’s sound.

“Why does it sound like something from Star Wars?wondered one curious commenter.

Other folks attributed the sound of the bird to that of a Pokémon character.

“I must collect this Pokémon.”

Have you ever heard a ptarmigan sound before? I can’t get enough of it! Oh, wow!

The featured image for this post is from TikTok.

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