Mystery swamp call (Altona, Vic)

Subject: Mystery swamp call (Altona, Vic)
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2021 13:05:11 +1100
Just wondering if anyone here has heard this call before:

It's the "mir" call you can hear every few seconds. I suspect it's a Spotless Crake, and found one other similar recording on Xeno-canto labelled as such, but this call isn't described in the field guides, and isn't in any apps or the BOCA recordings.

I've heard it before, perhaps 5 times over the last 10 years in various swamps. I'd like to know if others have heard it, and if anyone knows for sure if it's a Spotless Crake.

Peter Shtue
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