Morcombe vs. Pizzey app sounds

To: Denise Goodfellow <>
Subject: Morcombe vs. Pizzey app sounds
From: David Adams <>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 15:09:31 +1100
> Sometimes written descriptions can be helpful.  In "Birds of Australia's
> End" I described the call of Black-tailed Treecreeper as sounding like
> someone "whistling with his head down a toilet bowl".  I remember that
> Betton didn't get the connection, but his wife Esther certainly did, and
> found the bird based on that call!

That's a great one! I remember being told that Gang-gangs sound like
"a squeaky screen door"...and nothing could be more on the mark.

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