Keeping Lists.. Ringtail calls

To: "Evan Beaver" <>, "Greg" <>
Subject: Keeping Lists.. Ringtail calls
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 16:46:21 +1000
If I had to spell the sound, it would be something like
tzicka-tzicka-tzick.  If your car made this kind of noise you'd assume
something needed oiling.  I did find a recording on the net somewhere
once, but it didn't sound anything like what I've heard. Perhaps there
are regional variations, or perhaps it was just a recording of a
different kind of call, e.g warning call vs. contact call.

Peter Shute

 wrote on Wednesday, 4 April 2007 4:29

> Greg and others,
> My wife asked me the same question last night. I firstly
> replied that it is impossible for me to replicate and then
> had a shot. And failed. It's sort of a twittery whistle, that
> rises in pitch, and doesn't last more than a second. I've
> tried to think of a birdy comparison but nothing comes to
> mind. Maybe someone else (Graham?) can give a better description?
> I've just had a poke around the net and can't find a
> recording to send you. If anyone else has one perhaps they wouldn't
> mind sharing it?
> Evan
> On 4/4/07, Greg <> wrote:
>> Evan,
>> You must have a great memory if you can keep all of those lists in
>> your head.  I envy you. As the number of lists grow and the numbers
>> of birds on those lists grow you might find it necessary to have a
>> written copy.  There is nothing more valuable than a written record
>> of an interesting sighting from many years back.
>> Re. the call of the Ringtail Possum.  I have only heard a Ringtail
>> call once and it was not a very conspicuous call.  This might be
>> because they are in low numbers near my home.  Can you describe the
>> call of the Ringtail?  We frequently have Common Brushtails
>> 'coughing' here.
>> Greg Clancy

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