Golden Whistler call

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Subject: Golden Whistler call
From: "Greg" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:30:31 +1000
I have just heard a female plumaged Golden Whistler in our backyard at Coutts 
Crossing, North Coast New South Wales, uttering a strange sound.  This is about 
the third year that I have heard it and as the bird was banded and Golden 
Whistlers have just returned to our area, I suspect that it is the same bird.

The call is somewhat like the tinkling chatter of the Buff-rumped Thornbill but 
at close range it is slightly different.  Each note was preceded by another, 
almost inaudible,  sharp plaintive note.

Has anyone heard this type of call from a Golden Whistler?  HANZAB has nothing 
like it although the 'rather mechanical t-t-t.... from a first year bird may be 
describing the same call.

Greg Clancy

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