I live not that far from Healesville, and the Australian Raven is certainly
a sedentary local bird here in Yea, often seen winging homeward over the
town uttering its plaintive call. I understand that further south they
disappear, being absent from Melbourne and the coastal regions.
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 22:10:48 +1000
From: Bill Stent <>
Subject: Raven calls, Chum Creek, Victoria
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A couple of weeks ago I was at Chum Creek near Healesville in Victoria. I
had to pick my daughter up from a scout camp. While I was there, a couple of
ravens flew over, calling as they did. My immediate thought was that they
were Aussie ravens, and was surprised that they were there, but then I
wasn't sure. The calls weren't quite right for Aussie or Little.
Could I have been hearing Aussies after all - the calls were much closer to
that than Littles (and no, they definitely weren't Forests). Or could I have
heard some odd local dialect of Littles?
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