Call at night in Victoria

To: michael norris <>
Subject: Call at night in Victoria
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 19:29:57 +1000
Sounds a bit like Julie-Lynn's Red-backed Kingfisher, I remember that as a mournful-sound at Newhaven.
Would this species be a possibility in Victoria?


On 9/4/05, michael norris <> wrote:
Last Saturday, about 2 hours after sunset, some of us in the Bayside Friends
of Native Wildlife heard in the distance a mournful descending call,
repeated several times with a 10-15 second break between calls.

Rather like a deeper, and much stronger, Little Grassbird call.

It could have been a squeaky child's swing by a farmhouse across the
valley - but the gap between calls was too long.

Any ideas please?

Michael Norris

PS We were hunting an area of about 25 sq km for the Red-groined/Haswell's
Froglet with no luck.  But masses of Whistling Tree-frogs, both Marsh Frogs
and Brown Froglets, together with a few Brown Tree-frogs.

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