Strange wattlebird call

To: "" <>
Subject: Strange wattlebird call
From: John Harris <>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 04:35:35 +0000

They live and sometimes nest in the trees behind my house. I keep vowing to stop  going out to see what the unusual bird was that I just heard. They seem to have all sorts of calls, including some mimicry I am sure. But I still go out on the verandah. And then I see the RWB. And I go back in saying rude words.






From: Lia Battisson <>
Organization: Lia
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Date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 2:27 pm
To: 'Ryu Callaway' <>, Philip Veerman <>, chatline <>
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Strange wattlebird call


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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