Laryngitis Red Wattlebird

To: 'Nathanael Coyne' <>
Subject: Laryngitis Red Wattlebird
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 08:49:30 +0000

Correct of course, mainly in that birds don’t have a larynx. I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. It sounds normal, as in these sounds often come from RW. What is happening is not giving the full extent of the most common call. Probably not a matter of incapable. Could also be a young bird learning.




From: Nathanael Coyne [
Sent: Saturday, 14 May, 2016 11:04 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Laryngitis Red Wattlebird


It's not actually laryngitis but there's something wrong with this bird's syrinx it seems incapable of making the normal Red Wattlebird call ... I hear it around once or twice a week:




Nathanael Coyne

Canberra, Australia
0431 698 580

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