Tom Tarrant <>, Birding Aus <>
Another unusual call?
Denise Goodfellow <>
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:18:36 +0930
on Bush Hen calls - several years ago while studying environmental science,
my class mates and I caught a Bush-hen in an Elliot trap at Holmes Jungle
near Darwin. We took it back to the university where I called a birder some
might remember - John McKean - to see whether he could identify its call.
His best guess was Silver Gull!
One of my most pleasant memories of the bird was sitting in Holmes Jungle
with a friend - a barrister who'd come from down south to defend a friend of
mine against a spurious case brought, as we later discovered, by a couple of
over zealous cops. I think we were both feeling pretty miserable about the
It was sunset and the sky visible through the canopy was burnt orange. We
were drinking a nice red. All around us we could hear Bush-hen calling.
Our worries about Sue's fate and the unjustness of it all gradually
disappeared. It was a wonderful night, until we discovered that the gate
was locked! No problem. We walked to a friend's home, rang a taxi and I
returned the next day to collect the car.
on 1/12/11 3:45 PM, Tom Tarrant at wrote:
> Would like to notify that today's mystery call (
> http://www.aviceda.org/audio/?page_id=142) has been solved by Nick
> Leseberg, it is (of course) a (Pale-vented) Bush-hen *(Amaurornis moluccana)
> Well done Nick,
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