Melbourne mystery sound

Subject: Melbourne mystery sound
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 07:06:26 +1000
I think you’re right, Noisy Miner. I live in East Kew and our locals sound just 
like that. I believe it’s an alarm call.


> On 9 Sep 2020, at 1:07 am, Jason Polak <> wrote:
> Dear Fellow Birders,
> I was hoping someone with really good audio bird ID abilities could help
> me ID a bird that my friend recorded in Melbourne in Clifton Hill along
> the Merri creek (it is near the Yarra Bend Park, not far from the CBD).
> Here is about a minute of recording:
> He hears it between 5-6am, and it seemingly has two different types of
> calls.
> My first guess is Noisy Miner. Noisy Miners have a wide range of songs
> and a lone Miner singing can sound something like this. The pitch seems
> right.
> On the other hand, I have never really heard a Noisy Miner quite like
> this either. I lived quite close to Clifton Hill (Kew, right next to the
> Yarra Bend Park) also. So, I may also be totally wrong and the obvious
> answer is just eluding me. I've listened to hundreds of calls on Xeno
> Canto and I can't come up with a closer match. I feel like someone on
> here who is great at bird call ID will have no trouble with this one!
> Cheers,
> Jason
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