I have on occasion also heard Red Wattlebirds uttering unusual calls.
From: Ryu Callaway <>
Sent: 1 May 2019 2:16 PM
To: Philip Veerman <>;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Strange wattlebird call
This reminds me, not the most recent spring, but the two prior, I had been hearing what definitely sounded like a Masked Lapwing in Fadden on an almost daily basis, even though
I have never seen one and cannot think of anywhere within hearing distance where they occur. After a number of walks out searching, I found the culprit - a Red Wattlebird.
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