Mystery vocalization from Alice Springs

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Subject: Mystery vocalization from Alice Springs
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:49:15 +1100
Hi all

and particularly those familiar with Alice Springs calls;-)

Chris Benesh of Field Guides Inc was in Alice recently and has recorded a bird 
he is unsure of. 

One well known Alice birder (hi Chris W) thought, amongst other calls, it may 
be the piped music from the Aurora lounge. Before I post that on Facebook and 
take the proverbial out of Chris B for ever, he has asked if anyone on Birding 
Aus can identify it. I suspect he is ready for the ridicule if it is the piped 
music but if anyone can help then that would be terrific.

We have explored White-plumed and Singing h/e, Yellow-throated Miner and 
others... and are still open to any of these.

See his note below and his link to xeno-canto..... (itself a tremendous 

Very best





Thanks.  I'm sure it wasn't part of the piped music, as it was much too loud, 
and all of the piped music that I've heard switches to different species every 
minute or so.  I'm sure it was a dawn song of something, probably one of the 
three discussed.  But funny nonetheless.  

Hey Alan, I've posted it to Xeno-Canto.  

Could you maybe post something to Aus-Birding to have people give it a listen 
for feedback?  Thanks mucho! 


Chris Benesh
Tucson, Arizona

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