Re: Whipbirds calling

To: "Birding Aus" <>, "Jill Dening" <>
Subject: Re: Whipbirds calling
From: "Ian Clayton" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 17:19:08 +1000
> Subject: Whipbirds calling
> Date: Thursday, 30 April 1998 14:55
> I ran into a situation where I needed to know how many Whipbirds were present.
> What is the latest wisdom on the view that the female responds at the end
> of the male whipcrack?

Hi! Jill

In my experience the male will respond to his own call if he is alone,
if a female (mate) is present she always responds.   The difference 
being there is a pause if the male responds to his own call. If the female
responds the choo-choo is immediate.
Ian Clayton
North Qld.
Phone 07 4789 1306

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