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|From:||Lawrie Conole <>|
|Date:||Tue, 22 Jul 2003 12:10:13 +1000|
simon starr wrote:|
The Song Thrushes that I'm familiar with in Melboune and Geelong (in southern Victoria) do have long and seemingly elaborate song cycles - though highly repetitive it seems - and without any kind of deliberate analysis on my part! It's the dominant bird sound in my neighbourhood at the moment - though the butcherbirds occasionally take over.
There's something about the rhythm (and some notes) of particular phrases of the Song Thrush repertoire that remind me of that "choo-choo-choo" thing that Black-chinned Honeyeaters do. Slightly reminiscent too of some of the similar repeated calls of the Painted Honeyeater - the "george-gee-gee-gee-gee...." that occasionally takes over from "george-gee, george-gee".
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