I deduced like in the title above by the reason of information I got from my book, but I doubt that it is not correct to use
Why does it is sounding like...
The problem is taken from an exercise book [Advanced Grammar in Use, Hewings, 2015].
Use the present continuous; if this is not possible, use the present simple.
- A: What's that noise? B: It __ like a bird stuck in the chimney.
The key answer only provides one answer i.e. sounds (Usually, the book will give other answers if there's any).
The reason, I think, it's also correct to use present continuous is, I remember a line from a novel that there was a character complaining about her life and she said:
Am I sounding like an ungrateful child? (I hope I remember it correctly, but I can't guarantee it)
In my view, both cases have the same sense, meaning, shouldn't we be able to use present continuous in the sentence taken from my book? If it isn't, does it mean the grammar in the novel is incorrect? It's an interactive novel from an app named Choices, actually a story when the reader can choose their own path of stories.