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squawk (number)

In pilot-controller terminology, it means, “Operate the radar beacon transponder on [the designated code] in mode A/3.”

squawk

A code meaning, “Switch the IFF (identification friend or foe) master control to the ‘normal' (mode and code as directed) position.” In some air forces, the term sing canary is used.
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As we sped up the Tuichi River in a motorized canoe, scarlet macaws squawked by overhead; capybaras at the water's edge defied my perceptions of rodents; and tapir's footprints blemished the spotless sands.
However when researchers played white noise for 5 minutes, the parents didn't rush in any more food than when the nestlings squawked unassisted.