Urban Whipbirds

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Subject: Urban Whipbirds
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 16:36:21 +1000
Sue Kozianski wrote:

> I am wondering whether BA would be interested in knowing that I have an
> Eastern Whip Bird living in my backyard and those adjoining. I am thinking
> this must be unusual given that I live in the heart of suburbia. I have a
> large block 1440sqm and my neighbours also have large blocks though not as
> big as mine. I've been recording his call as he does both the whip and the
> chew chew, and other calls as well.

Which reminded me of Alec Chisholm telling me how surprised he was to hear
whipbirds calling in the City Botanic Gardens, here in the heart of
Brisbane.  That was years ago - he was staying at the Belle View before
Premier Joh had it knocked down - and I don't know if the whipbirds are
still there.



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