faked bird calls in TV ad.

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Subject: faked bird calls in TV ad.
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 00:38:10 +1100
Hi All,

Whilst there is this debate about use of calls to attract or annoy or disturb 
birds, I thought I'd send this little aside, about use of bird calls to 
influence people, except they got the wrong one. See my message to WIRES and 
their reply (below). The TV ad I refer to appears on TV in Canberra and maybe 
only here and NSW (I don't know). They plead difficulty in obtaining Australian 
bird calls. Is it really that hard? Why are we constantly bombarded with this 
sound effect of the American Red-tailed Hawk, such that I (who have never been 
out of Australia) can recognise it so often? Dare I say in their wish to use 
the Whistling Kite they could perhaps have got it off wherever the Rabbit Proof 
Fence film took it from, where it is plonked into the film, along with visuals 
(and storyline) about the Black Kite.


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