Yes, James, we were keeping an ear out for a Western Whipbird.
Many years ago, Dean made a recording of an unknown bird call in the
Big Desert, that may or may not have been one. A number of experts
listened to the call but opinions differed on what it was, the front
runner being a Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater.
Needless to say, we didn't hear anything like it this time - we would
have been unreasonably excited if we had!
On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 11:25 AM, James Mustafa Jazz Orchestra
> Thanks for sharing Bill!
> The Big Desert was once the place for Western (Mallee) Whipbird - P. n.
> I promise you had no luck with that? I'd be very keen to spend a month were
> you did searching for this species to see if a small population is still
> hanging on in Victoria.
> All the best
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM, Bill Stent <> wrote:
>> Trip report: Messa Rocks, Big Desert, Victoria, 15-18 September 2015
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