Musical Shrike-thrush & Yungaburra Rail chicks

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Subject: Musical Shrike-thrush & Yungaburra Rail chicks
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:17:56 +1100
I have experienced a Grey Shrike Thrush singing along like this to some Vivaldi on the car radio.
John L

On 1/16/06, Alan Gillanders <> wrote:

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

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