Raven calls, Chum Creek, Victoria

To: Geoff Leslie <>
Subject: Raven calls, Chum Creek, Victoria
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 07:20:51 +1000
Thanks for that Geoff, that's the information I needed.

The birds I saw and heard were Australian Ravens.


On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 10:37 PM, Geoff Leslie <> wrote:
> Hi Bill,
> 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.
> Geoff Leslie
> Yea
> Message: 16
> Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 22:10:48 +1000
> From: Bill Stent <>
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] 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?
> Any thoughts?
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