Bird call ID help please

To: "Lumnitzer, Akos {PI}" <>, <>
Subject: Bird call ID help please
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:30:06 +1000
That is a difficult one. I get the impression that all of the calls are being made by the one bird which is mimicking other species. The Fan-tailed Cuckoo call is very weak and I wonder if some of the other calls are rosella calls being mimicked not too accurately. I would think maybe Olive-backed Oriole or Grey Shrike-thrush but, like the lyrebird, they usually mix their imitations with burst of their own calls. Have you sent it to David Stewart of NatureSound?

Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Wildlife Guide
Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
0266493153 0429601960

-----Original Message----- From: Lumnitzer, Akos {PI}
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:05 AM
Subject: Bird call ID help please

Hi birders

Could anyone help identifying this call for me? Someone on Birds in
backyards posted the mp3 file, so the link will take you directly to the
recording. The person backs onto Ku-ring-gai National Park.

My thoughts are as follows:

The first 6 seconds of the double note definitely sounds like a Noisy
Miner. Not sure what the call signifies though. Seconds 7-9 I am not
familiar with, but sounds somewhat similar to some kind of honeyeater
perhaps. Could well be the Noisy Miner again.

The downward trill at 10-12 is a Fan-tailed Cuckoo.

Then at 13-15 the NM again followed by the second type of double note,
which kind of makes me think it is the same bird, hence Noisy Miner.

19-21 sounds similar to an alarm call of Noisy Miner.

22-23 again the second type of double note.

I would discount the Superb Lyrebird. I cannot hear any calls in this
recording that would even remotely remind me of a Superb Lyrebird. From
my limited experience they usually incorporate a mechanical whirring
kind of sound and some other "typical" Superb Lyrebird specific calls. I
have forwarded to a knowledgeable birder friend of mine and his thoughts
were mostly Noisy Miner as well. We could well be wrong though.

Any thoughts?


Kind regards



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