Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Thanks - Night caller most likely a begging juvenile p

To: Graham Turner <>, Birding-Aus <>, COG list <>
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Thanks - Night caller most likely a begging juvenile powerful owl, Ninox strenua
From: Robert A Gosford <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:56:02 +1100
Graham - by golly I think you've cracked it! I went to (a great site for those who don't know it) and listened to both the adult male call (which I've been hearing late at night here - but had thought was a Boobook - to my ears there is little difference) - and also the juvenile begging call - which, while the bird/s here seem to more regular in the number of individual tones per each call, is substantially similar to the call I've been hearing on and off over the past few weeks.
Now to find the birds without getting in the way of low flying talons!! The local glider population must be taking a real hammering!
Cheers and thanks for all the replies to my request for help.
Bob Gosford
Jervis bay

Graham Turner wrote:
Little red Flying fox makes a very birdlike call, but from the description the call sounds more like a juv powerful owl. They should have mobile and vocal young about now. However, it has been too many years since I've heard one to be able to match your description to the call.
Have you heard any powerful owls calling in your area? from your description of where you live I'm sure they are nearby. A few quiet 'woo-hoo's on your part may answer the question, but beware of low flying talons when you do.
Graham Turner
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Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 8:34 AM
Subject: RE: [BIRDING-AUS] Help with night caller ID

The crashing into foliage sounds like it could be flying foxes. Is there blossom on those eucalypts?
Colin Driscoll

From: [m("","owner-birding-aus");">] On Behalf Of Evan Beaver
Sent: Thursday, 19 January 2006 8:13 AM
Cc: Birding-Aus; COG list
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Help with night caller ID

Sorry Bob, I can't help you directly, but your e-mail does raise a point I've wondered about before. Can humans hear the echo-location noises of bats?

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