Unknown bird call
Nick Payne <>
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:00:15 +1100
Thanks all, but I've now listened to
recordings of the call of the Brush Cuckoo and Little Grassbird,
and neither of them match what I heard. The Little Grassbird
doesn't have the three notes of equal duration, and the second
note is higher in pitch rather than lower. The Brush Cuckoo has
all its notes of the same pitch, so it doesn't match either.
If I keep listening to the bird calls on my Morcombe birds phone
app a couple of dozen at a time I may eventually find it...
On 23/01/2014 11:33 PM, Denis Wilson wrote:
I am late in this dscussion, Nick, and I know you
said it was on the lower slopes of Mt Buffalo, and coming from a
My trouble is, your description of the call reminds me entirely
and almost exclusively of a Little Grassbird.
Click on the sound file on the right hand column.
Was there a swampy area anywhere, nearby, as the call can carry
deceptively. Perhaps the other side of the Gum Tree?
To my ears, the Brush Cuckoo does not fit your description - not
even close, as I read your words:
equal notes, the second slightly lower than the first and
the third slightly higher than the first, then the same
three notes repeated at a slightly higher pitch, then
repeated again at a higher pitch again
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