The coyote has several different calls that they use to communicate. The first call is howling. It is used as a form of communication with other coyotes in the area. It is also an announcement to say, "I am here and this is my territory. Males are to stay away, but all females are welcome to come to me. Answer me and let me know where you are so we do not have a fight."
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Yelping is another kind of vocalization. It is a form of celebration or criticism within groups of some coyotes.This sound is often heard during the play of pups or young animals.
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The scientific name for coyote means "Barking Dog." It is Canis latrans. Barking is thought to be a threat display when a coyote is protecting a den or kill.
The last kind of vocalization is called huffing. It is usually used to call coyote pups without making a whole bunch of noise.
Now that you know about the different vocalizations of the coyote, listen at night and you just might hear their wonderful nocturnal sounds.
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