Spotted Quail-thrush giving contact call

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Subject: Spotted Quail-thrush giving contact call
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:16:33 +0000

Thanks Steve

I had heard elsewhere that very high pitched alarm calls are used by cryptic, or small, species because the pitch makes it harder for predators to work out the direction from which calls are coming.

I don't know if that is right.



On 2/25/2019 7:08 PM, Wallaces wrote:

Slightly out of area (near the Cascades campground in Wadbilliga National Park), this female Spotted Quail-thrush was cooperative enough to capture the contact calls on the video . The contact call is fairly quiet and high pitch so some people may not be able to hear it. I hope it might help people those who can hear it locate this species. The bird has more streaking on the throat than indicated in the field guides I have but I do not know this species well enough to know if this is significant and the field guides do not help.




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