I find that whistler spp respond to similar stimuli. When I want to
attract a whistler I whistle "jo jo jo", and this works for Golden,
Rufous, Olive and Gilbert's.
On 4 November 2011 10:28, Carl Weber <> wrote:
> Yes, I did mean the BOCA CD. I tried playback on a number of occasions,
> including once when a whistler was in earshot, to no avail. When I stalked
> the red-lored whistler by following its calls, the I-pod was back in my
> As a matter of interest, earlier that day I encountered a pair of whistlers
> calling to each other with red-lored calls, but when I managed to see one of
> them, it was a female Gilbert's. I was not using playback at this time.
> Another birder later told me that on one occasion when he played red-lored
> whistler, a Gilbert's came in.
> In retrospect, I wonder if using playback when very close to the red-lored
> whistler would have made a difference. I guess that my experience does not
> throw much light on whether regional differences matter, but I do think that
> Gilbert's can imitate red-loreds, or share very similar calls.
> Carl Weber
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Shute
> Sent: Friday, 4 November 2011 12:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [B-Aus] Round Hill - Lake Cargelligo: Woodswallow Irruption &
> Other Highlights
> Carl, the birdAus CD? Do you mean the BOCA CD?
> Did you use any playback? We found one in Murray Sunset NP in Victoria, and
> decided to try to get it closer for a photo. It ignored the first 20
> seconds(?) or so of the track, then responded strongly to a particular call
> after that.
> I'm wondering if regional variations on the track matter to the birds.
> Peter Shute
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