Australias best songster.

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Subject: Australias best songster.
From: calyptorhynchus <>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2018 16:56:44 +1000
"don't waste your time on a phone or an iPod."

I don't have experience with sound on any phone except an iPhone and there
I agree, I think the sound card is optimised for speech, not music.
But iPods and iPads are actually very good for listening to music, so long
as you use a high-quality sound file. When iPods first came out in 2004 an
audiophile magazine voted it the best device of the year for playing
.wav files.

I find ipods fine for playing classical music (.mp3 files) through
headphones, and iPads playing .wav or .flac files through an amplifier are
indistinguishable from a CD player playing the same tracks via the same

John Leonard

On 3 May 2018 at 14:46, Graeme Chapman <>

> I used to think that the Sandstone Shrike-thrush was pretty hard to beat,
> but when the Little Shrike-thrush was recently re-instated as a full
> species, when I changed the listing on my website my attention was drawn to
> what an outstanding songster it is.
> So my vote goes to a Little Shrike-thrush with Pied Butcherbird a close
> second.
> You can listen to them easily on my website (
> but to properly appreciate these songs, listen through a good speaker -
> don't waste your time on a phone or an iPod.
> No doubt there will be all sorts of opinions and who knows, someone might
> come up with something we have never suspected.
> Not easy I know to compare songs like these that are loud and in your face
> so to speak with something like a songlark.
> I'm not counting mimicry so that leaves out lyrebirds - that could be
> another subject!
> Cheers
> Graeme Chapman
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