Unusual Birdcall

To: "'Bill Stent'" <>, "'Gemfyre'" <>, "'Margret Sykes'" <>, <>
Subject: Unusual Birdcall
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 09:13:31 +1030
It is for your funny old Eastern Whipbirds. Mallee and Western Whipbirds have quite different calls to that - in fact if you weren't aware you'd never even guess Whipbird at all.

Tony Russell


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From: [ On Behalf Of Bill Stent
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 7:45 AM
To: Gemfyre; Margret Sykes;
Subject: RE: [BIRDING-AUS] Unusual Birdcall

Isn't the couple of extra notes (more like a "choo, choo") at the end the response of the female?

From: [ On Behalf Of Gemfyre
Sent: Thursday, 8 December 2005 1:23 AM
To: Margret Sykes;
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Unusual Birdcall

For a long time I noticed a call outside like a Whipbirds, but knew it couldn't be because you don't get whipbirds in suburban Perth.  Once I started birding I soon learned that the bird was simply a Rufous Whistler - perhaps this is what he heard?
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