Little Grassbird call

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Subject: Little Grassbird call
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 21:00:28 +1100
There's one at:
(under G, not L) but the bird in question is very faint on it, overwhelmed by 
what I assume are Clamorous reed-warblers.  Clamorous Reed-warbler is available 
on that page too, if you don't know the call.

It's a very thin per-peeee-peeee.  The first time I heard it, I thought it was 
coming from a nearby factory.

There are a couple of other calls that I suspect they occasionally make, but 
haven't ever seen the bird responsible actually making them (which is what 
you'd expect for grassbirds).  One I can barely begin to describe, a sort of 
quiet scolding/laughing sound (I bet you can't begin to imagine what I mean), 
and the other is a very soft version of the Eastern Rosella's 6 note piping 
call.  As I said, I've never been able to track down what's making these calls 
around my local pond, but I'm not sure what else it could be.  I'd be 
interested to know what others think.  The first alternate call I just 
described can be heard on BOCA CD 10, track 42, at about the 45 second mark, 
but the other one isn't on there.

Peter Shute

From:   On 
Behalf Of Rob Geraghty 
Sent: Sunday, 19 October 2008 6:30 PM
To: birdingaus
Subject: Little Grassbird call

I was wondering whether anyone has a recording of the call of the Little 
Grassbird?  I think I'm hearing them around the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, but it 
would be good to confirm it.  The call I am hearing doesn't quite match the 
descriptions I can find, so a recording would be better.


"Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours."
Richard Bach, "Illusions"

Rob Geraghty

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