Re: What is Australia's noisiest and quietest bird?

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Subject: Re: What is Australia's noisiest and quietest bird?
From: "Greg Clancy" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 09:14:44 +1100
The Black-necked Stork would have to be a contender for the quietest as it is virtually silent except for the occasional bill clap.  It does have a low guttural sound which can be heard at some distance but I have only heard it uttered 3 times.
Of birds that do regularly make audible sounds I would nominate the Grey Grass-wren, having observed and photographed them recently near Sturt National Park, as the quietest.  I could just hear their subdued contact call in the lignum.  It was so quiet that other people present were beginning to wonder whether I was imagining it!
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