To: "'martin butterfield'" <>, "'COG List'" <>
Subject: Pishing
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 22:50:05 +1000
Please explain?
I don't know much about wikipedia but I reckon it obvious that a comment like that would be very simple in its northern hemisphere origin and relevance. Surely it would be the case that whoever wrote that, it would be considering only the northern hemisphere experience and wouldn't know, care or bother asking about Australia! So that "there are no tits or chickadees (in fact no members of the Paridae)" in Australia, is quite irrelevant, apart from that many of the Australian birds that do respond e.g. thornbills, likely occupy rather similar niches to those birds.
Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902
02 - 62314041
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From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Saturday, 2 May 2009 8:41 AM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Pishing

Following my post yeasterday I was asked for a little more information about the technique of 'squeaking'.  Through a convoluted thought process this led me to Google "Pishing" which gave a link to  I was intrigued to see the comment that this technique doesn't work where there are no tits or chickadees.  As far as I can tell there are no tits or chickadees (in fact no members of the Paridae)  in Australia but many people seem to find pishing effective.  

Please explain?

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