I heard a call a few months ago that I thought was probably a BBR, given the
location ( a recently flooded paddock), and that BBRs were seen there soon
after, and that I couldn't think of what else it could possibly be. I did
consider Stubble Quail, but decided the quality and volume of the call was more
like BBR. Then the rails were seen and the quail weren't, so I discounted SQ.
It was a high pitched brrrrrrrr-eeet. The first part was trilled and of even
pitch, the second part was clear and rising. It was repeated several times, I
think about 10 seconds apart.
I heard it two days running in the same place, but never egain, despite the
rails still being there. It's still a mystery call as far as I'm concerned, one
of many that finally prompted me to get some recording equipment. I'm hoping
someone else has heard this call.
> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of
> Greg & Val Clancy
> Sent: Monday, 22 August 2011 1:42 PM
> To: Birding-aus
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Calls of Buff-banded Rail
> I am very familiar with a number (?most) of the calls of the
> Lewin's Rail but am only familiar with one call of the
> Buff-banded Rail. It is the only call on the Xenocanto site.
> I describe it as 'swit, swit, swit' but others have
> different descriptions. Is anyone familiar with other calls
> of the Buff-banded Rail? HANZAB describes a 'coo' and low growling.
> Dr Greg. P. Clancy
> Ecologist and Birding Guide
> Coutts Crossing
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