|To:||Vin Lam <>|
|Subject:||Re: Ground Parrot possible at Little Desert?|
|Date:||Thu, 23 Sep 2004 11:23:02 +1000|
Since no one else has, i've just got to say it: Night Parrot??? : )
I've never heard a Night Parrot call, but i assume it wouldn't be too different from a Ground Parrots call?
The Little Desert isn't totally out of the realms of possibility either.
Which leads me to the question; Has a Night Parrot survey ever been conducted in North West Victoria. Parts of Wyperfeld and Murray-Sunsey National Park seem like pretty good habitat??? I think one has been recorded in Wyperfeldin the early 90's?
On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 10:19:44AM +1000, wrote:
> "Just played a recording of the TE. I'm not convinced."
> Several things to consider. Where was the Tawny-crowned HE call recorded?
> In what context?
> Many bird species have an amazing array of calls and, invariably, it is
> not possible to have all of these on a single tape. Just about every
> commercially available recording I've heard of a Regent Honeyeater, for
> example, I regard as not typical of the species. This may be because I'm
> more accustomed to the central NSW population (the northern NSW and
> Victorian birds have somewhat different calls) or because there may be a
> tendency to reproduce "interesting" calls.
> Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that the call you heard may been a
> Tawny-crowned Honeyeater but the recording you are referring to may not
> exactly replicate what you heard. The final point is that it is extremely
> unlikely that Ground Parrots occur at Little Desert, which I think was the
> question posed in the first place.
Just did a web search and found this one:
http://www.listeningearth.com.au/audio/tawny_crowns.mp3 (its 900kb)
I think its close to this, so just I'll leave it as TC Honeyeater,
since I saw a a fair few of them at around the same time. It was
raising more with more breaks between, but its close enough.
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