birding-aus Re: Kinglake Lyrebirds

Subject: birding-aus Re: Kinglake Lyrebirds
From: "Tania Ireton" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 11:31:09 +1000
>BTW:  While listening carefully to the calls there was one that I was
>unable to figure out what was being mimiced.  It sounded like a rapidly
>repeated thumping noise (very similar to a speeded-up version of an
>American Bittern call - not that that helps).  

I believe that one explanation of that call is that it is the noise of the 
early woodchoppers with their axes, with two men working in tandem alternating 
the axe blows on the tree.  There is a faint echo to each noise if you listen.

Tania Ireton.
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