Bev, who has very good hearing - as apart from myself, being restricted to
Kookaburras and suchlike - commented that the call of the Cicadabird was
different while we were up there, and just wondered if it was part of their
repertoire that she hadn't heard down here in the Clarence area.
The conservation battle is never finally won; the development battle is.
> On 28 Jan 2016, at 11:12 AM, Chris Sanderson <>
> The 'wet tropics' cicadabird is sympatric in places up there with the
> "normal" cicadabird, and has different seasonal movements according to
> locals I've spoken with. I have heard both calls and they are notably
> different so I can see why people are interested in them.
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:07 AM, Mike Carter <>
>> My understanding is that visually there is little or no difference but
>> that the calls
... of the Boobook?
>> are very different. I’m sure Lloyd Nielsen would have
>> mentioned this in his book on Birds of the Wet Tropics but having just
>> moved, I’m still to unpack it or find which shelf it is on!
>> Mike Carter, 03 5977 1262
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