Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Seeking to identify birdcall (Braddon)

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Seeking to identify birdcall (Braddon)
From: Yoshua Wakeham <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:19:35 +0000
Thanks for the replies, everyone. Many suggestions were made: koel, satin bowerbird, bronze cuckoo, curlew and pied currawong. (Which probably just indicates my birdcall impression wasn't very good!)

I was walking home from work a couple of nights ago when I heard the call coming from some trees along Barry Dr. There was a flock of currawongs there hanging around, making all sorts of noise. Although I couldn't see which bird was actually making the call, it was definitely somewhere in the vicinity of this group of currawongs. I think that's pretty strong evidence the call is made by a currawong.

Thanks again for the help.

Yoshua Wakeham
+61 434 113 256

On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 8:57 PM, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

Satin Bowerbird?


From: Yoshua Wakeham [
Sent: Sunday, 24 January 2016 8:04 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Seeking to identify birdcall (Braddon)


Hello all,

I'm a Melburnian staying in Canberra (Braddon) for the summer. For several weeks now I've been hearing an odd call that I don't recognise at all, and I'm hoping you might be able to help me identify the source. The call sounds like a descending whistle, with two tones. I haven't been able to record the bird, but I have recorded me doing an IMPERSONATION of the bird which is hopefully close enough to aid in identification.

Any help would be much appreciated.



Yoshua Wakeham

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