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calling? or flushing?
John Tongue <>
Sun, 14 Jan 2007 13:05:11 +1000
I have problems, personally with playing recordings of bird calls just
to tick them - though I have sometimes used other sounds and whistles,
because I then figure they're coming to look out of curiosity, rather
than territorial challenge.
However, I have similar problems about people tramping through areas of
bush or heath in an effort to deliberately 'flush' a bird from cover.
I have even read of this method being used to survey areas for Ground
Parrots, and the like. In fact, I think this is probably likely to
have a more detrimental effect than call playback. If an individual
accidentally flushes a bird when walking through an area of bush, then
that is one thing, but a line of people systematically traversing an
area of heath would surely make that a very unattractive area for a
species to continue to inhabit!
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