Sound ID

To: 'Dr David Rosalky' <>, "" <>
Subject: Sound ID
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:37:11 +0000

I suggest you are right that it is a Figbird. Listen also to some of the calls on xeno-canto, here is the link.




From: Dr David Rosalky [
Sent: Saturday, 11 November, 2017 6:48 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Sound ID


The bird making the beautiful sound in the attached file has me uncertain as to ID.

When I first saw it, I thought it was an immature Olive-backed Oriole.  But I also heard a sound nearby that suggested Figbird.

A look at my phone app tells me that a female Figbird is rather similar to a female OBO.

Today I’m being serenaded by the bird in a tree outside my window.  I am in Maroubra in southern Sydney.


Can someone verify for me that it is a Figbird, or if not, what it is please?


David Rosalky

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