Musical Shrike-thrush & Yungaburra Rail chicks

To: "birding-aus" <>, "Hollis Taylor" <>
Subject: Musical Shrike-thrush & Yungaburra Rail chicks
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 11:44:06 +1000

Sitting at my computer today, doing accounts and listening to Mozart's piano concerto #21 with light drizzle outside. I became aware, slowly, that there was some extra music involved. A Rufous Shrike-thrush was sitting in the nearest Paw Paw tree and singing along. As I wrote this the music stopped and the bird moved elsewhere in the garden and reverted to normal calls. The accompaniment was quiet, tuneful but not of a melody. It did not match any part of the piece but it did not clash either.

Still four Rail chicks and both parents. The young ones are colouring nicely now and are not quite so shy.

Alan Gillanders

Alan's Wildlife Tours
2 Mather Road
Yungaburra 4884
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