Mystery calls from Bowra Station, Queensland

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Subject: Mystery calls from Bowra Station, Queensland
From: Marc Anderson <>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 07:28:11 +0000
After a great trip to Bowra station a couple of weeks ago, I've reviewed
most of the audio from many hours of remote recording and have a few
calls I haven't been able to identify. Would be helpful if someone
familiar with these calls could help with ID.

They have been uploaded to & the links to the sounds are
as follows:

1) XC287109 -

Recorded in sparse, stony hard mulga country - cackling call perhaps
from a raptor. Brown Falcon seen in the area, but Black & Grey also
known from this site.

2) XC287108 -

Willie Wagtail song interferes with first phrase, but the second phrase
is clearer and I've no idea what this one is. Recorded in mixed mulga
country near a dried creek bed.

3) XC287107 -

The repetitive whistle is the call in question here. A common sound
heard most days of our visit. My first guess was either Spiny-cheeked or
Singing Honeyeater, but never got to see birds making this call. Rufous
Whistler was the only other suspect I had, but I've never heard this
species make this call in coastal populations which I am more familiar
with. Mixed mulga country near a dried creek bed.

4) XC287106 -

Repetitive whistle, different to the previous one. Mixed mulga country
near a dried creek bed.


Any comments would be appreciated.


Marc Anderson

Wild Ambience
Sydney, Australia
P +61 (0) 430 072 299

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