Identifying species by their call

To: Laurie Knight <>
Subject: Identifying species by their call
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 11:44:19 +0000
And if one does not feel like forking out the $20 odd for the Qld guide, there 
is the Australian Museums app, which has some 55 species, most with calls for 
the grand price of $0.00. It hasn't all the bells & whistles of the Qld app, 
but it will do the job for the average nature lover. It can be downloaded in 
iOS and Android forms at

Carl Clifford

> On 26 May 2015, at 7:39 pm, Laurie Knight <> wrote:
> I see there is now a frog spotting app that apparently can identify species 
> by call - 
>   (you may need to join the URL if it is split in the mail).
> I suspect there is less mimicry in frog calls, so it might be fairly 
> accurate.  The thing is whether software interprets calls differently to the 
> human ear.  It may be that an IT system could be better at picking up the 
> differences between species than the human ear - brain combination.  A 
> lyrebird may sound identical to the bird it is mimicking to us, but would it 
> be identical on a sonogram?
> Regards, Laurie.
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