Birds on tv

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Subject: Birds on tv
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 12:01:45 +1000

Thanks Marty -  certainly adds to the interest.  At Australian golf events, common bird sounds, together with typical commentator remarks are –


Eastern Koel  [especially at Coolum:  “Is that a rain bird?”]

Rainbow Lorikeets and Noisy Miners [“Those birds are getting really noisy today”]

Purple Swamphen, usually shown near a water hazard [“Is that a duck?”]


From: Marty [
Sent: Friday, 6 April 2012 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Birds on tv


Yes, Carolina Wren. The males and females engage in antiphonal singing pretty much all day long this time of year. The other two birds one often hears in the background at the Masters are Northern Cardinals (clear whistled "sweet-sweet-sweet-sweet","purty-purty-purty", "widow-widow-widow" or similar pattern),  Northern Mockingbirds (mimics and makes up their own patterns, usually repeating a phrase 6 times or so), and the occasional Eastern Towhee ("sip-your-teeeeaaa"). I'm not a golf fan in particular, but I've watched the Masters for years to see the spectacular azaleas and hear the birds.

On 4/5/2012 6:14 PM, Geoffrey Dabb wrote:

Particularly loud on the US Masters golf at the moment, what I take to be the “teakettle, teakettle” of the Carolina Wren flitting around the ground mikes.  Happy to be corrected.


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