Re: White-plumed Honeyeater calls

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Subject: Re: White-plumed Honeyeater calls
From: "Peter Shute (NUW)" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 09:22:56 +1100
On Tuesday, January 02, 2007 4:10 PM Philip Veerman wrote:

mimicry. The quickly repeated single note most certainly is an alarm
call and is a good indicator of hawks flying by, but they also use it
in other circumstances, like at dusk. Why do you say: doesn't sound
like an alarm call?

I'm only assuming that it isn't an alarm call because they seem to do it every evening and from several widely separated trees at the same time. But not always, so perhaps something is disturbing them.

Alarm call or not, the main thing I wanted to confirm is that this sound could indeed be WPHEs. I will write "and at dusk" in the margin of my Slater, next to the alarm call.

Thanks for your help with this, everyone.

Peter Shute

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