Southern Cassowary - Ultra low frequency sound

Subject: Southern Cassowary - Ultra low frequency sound
From: Marc Anderson <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 21:29:00 +1000
The Southern Cassowary's call is apparently the lowest frequency known sound from any bird (if you can think of another contender I'd be interested to hear about it).

I recorded this sample from a captive bird in a wildlife park near Sydney - all I had on hand was my Canon DSLR and this is the resulting audio file, not great but I was happy that the miniature mic even picked it up. Make sure you have decent speakers or headphones for this one -

Hearing the call close up is incredible - sounds more like an large mammal than a bird!

Marc Anderson

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