weird call at 5am
"James Lambert" <>
Sun, 17 Sep 2006 20:47:45 +1000
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 05:09:45 +1000
From: "Cas and Lisa Liber" <>
Subject: [Birding-Aus] weird call at 5am
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I have been woken up around 5am the last couple of nights by a loud unusual
call I have never heard before - the rhythm is like a train - ba-bum ba-bum
(tow half notes followed by longer ones) - high pitched and rising by half
tone and sounds quite loud from far away.
Yeah, I heard the same weird call every morning in Mosman, Sydney, about
5am, about three weeks ago. I'm pretty sure it was a currawong - possibly a
young currawong - as it was accompanied by other (normal-sounding)
currawongs as well - and there isn't much birdlife up/calling at that time
in Mosman. Sounded a bit koel-like sometimes too - but I haven't seen any
koels around and haven't heard them throughout the day, evening or night
either - typically koels don't shut up once they start.
It was a really weird-sounding call, very unlike anything else I've heard,
and certainly not like a usual currawong call which I am extremely familiar
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