RE: Whipbirds, Weather, Male chauvinism, & Conservation

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Subject: RE: Whipbirds, Weather, Male chauvinism, & Conservation
From: "Osborn, Paul PR" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 10:45:30 +1100
        Syd Curtis said about Whipbirds.
        'They may call at dawn, but after 9 am, only very rare calls (or
> except on that one day in advance of the heavy storm rain.  It's hard
> to
> escape the conclusion that the two events were connected.'
I remember a speaker (sorry, can't remember his name) at a Hunter Bird
Observers Club meeting several years ago, giving a talk on Eastern
Whipbirds who claimed that they had the ability to sense oncoming rain
and called when they did so. I think he said, though, that the call they
made at this time was somehow different from their normal call.

Paul Osborn

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