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153 Musicians 3

Emus, Mound Builders & Quail

  • 1
  • Gabriel Clouston
  • Emu

Booming, drumming and grunting. Booming is created in an inflatable neck sac, and can be heard up to 2 km away.

  • 2
  • Steve Morley
  • Stubble Quail

Clear, ringing ‘cheery-wit’ and ‘too-too-weep’, last note higher, louder, given repeatedly.

  • 3
  • Alexandra Spence
  • Brown Quail

Double noted, ascending whistle: ‘pi-pieer’ or ‘tu-wieep’. Sharp chirp in alarm.

Herons Ibis & Spoonbills

  • 16
  • Linsey Polack
  • White-faced Heron

Various croaking grunting sounds: ‘urrk-urrk-urrk’ ‘arrrgh arrrgh arrrgh’ ‘graaow’ ‘urgk-urg-urgh’.

  • 17
  • Jo Roberts
  • White-necked Heron

Aloud single or double croak in alarm or flight: ‘argh, aarrgh’. At nest a deep loud ‘oomph!’ a raucous cackle at changeover.

  • 18
  • Michael Bouwman
  • Great Egret

A gutteral rattling croak. Pizzey

  • 19
  • Michael O Dwyer
  • Nankeen Night Heron

Various harsh and mosly deep croaks. The alarm is a hoarse but not deep croak, ‘ow-uk’ or ‘qwu-ok’; at roost and nest a more abrupt, nasal ‘auk-auk-ak’.

  • 20
  • Warren Armstrong
  • Glossy Ibis

Call in flight is an occasional deep grunted croak; if startled gives loud hoarse croaks.

  • 21
  • Vincent Dwyer
  • Australian White Ibis

A deep grunted ‘urrrk’; in flocks and colonies deep croaked and grunted honkings.

  • 22
  • Andrew Yencken
  • Straw-necked Ibis

Loud croaks when itending to fly or alarmed and repeatedly on take off. When joining flock anounces arival with rapid series of croaks.

  • 23
  • Andrew Wilkie
  • Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Usually silent but in threat displays gives soft nasal coughs or grunts, makes clattering sounds with the bill.

  • 24
  • Ruthless Jabiru
  • Black-necked Stork (Jabiru)

Clacks the bill; somtimes gives gutteral grunts usually in threat or dancing displays.

Honeyeaters

  • 92
  • Paul Cutlan
  • Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

Liquid gurgling notes. ‘Give-the-boy-a-go’ repeated ending in a single abrupt note. Pizzey

  • 93
  • Dave Lawrence Roland
  • Striped Honeyeater

Atractive mellow and rolling. ‘Free-wheat-peeler-peeler’ rising then falling. Pizzey

  • 94
  • Julian Curwin
  • Noisy Friarbird

an extraordinary jumble of notes one of which has been interpreted as 4 o'clock’ No Tobacca today (Maureen)

  • 95
  • Ania Reynolds
  • Little Friarbird

Up here Maureen, up here Maureen’ Maureen. ‘Rackety crook-shank’…raucous and guttural croaking. Morcombe and Stewart

  • 96
  • Kelly Keating
  • Blue-faced Honeyeater

Penetrating querulous ‘woik, woik, woik’ or ‘queeet, queet’ each note rising at end. Pizzey

  • 97
  • Anders Parslow
  • Noisy Miner

High-pitched penetrating complaining ‘yoi-yoi-yoi-yoi’ rising at end peeishly. Pizzey

Honeyeaters 2

  • 98
  • Carl Polke
  • Yellow-throated Miner

Sharp nasal ‘kiek-kiek-kierk’, ‘kweek-kewk’ or ‘kieerk-kieerk’. Morcombe and Stewart

  • 99
  • Jason Keir
  • Singing Honeyeater

Scratchy peevish ‘scree scree’; dry ‘prrit prrit prrit’; alarm call, ‘crik-crikit-crikit-crickit’, accelerating into running almost machinegun-like note. Pizzey

  • 100
  • Jan & Zac Go
  • White-eared Honeyeater

Jaring descending ‘chung-chung-chung’, mellow ‘beer-brick, beer-brick’. Pizzey.

  • 101
  • Marisa Allen
  • Grey-fronted Honeyeater

‘It-wirt, wirt, wirt, wirt’; single sharp note ‘boink’ Pizzey.

  • 102
  • Fane Flaws
  • Fuscous Honeyeater

Arig-arig-a-taw-taw’; ‘guinea-a-week’; deep metalic rather twanging ‘clitchit-clee-you, clitchit-clee-you’ repeated. Pizzey.

  • 103
  • Nichaud Fitzgibbon
  • White-plumed Honeyeater

Brisk ‘chickowee’ or ‘chickabiddey’; alarm call a rapid high-pitched strident trill like alarm-clock. Pizzey

  • 104
  • Gregory McLaren
  • Black-chinned Honeyeater

Curious high-pitched grating, croaking notes, developed into song. Pizzey.

  • 105
  • Mal Webb
  • Brown Honeyeater

Song remarkably strong sweet and varied ‘sweet-sweet-quarty-quarty’.Pizzey.

Magpie Lark & Flycatchers

  • 116
  • 10th Man
  • Leaden Flycatcher

Deep, slightly harsh, guttural ‘zhirrp’; also strident , farcarying ‘see-hear, see-hear, see-hear’. Pizzey

  • 117
  • Frank Dasent
  • Restless Flycatcher

A rasping ‘zhap-zhapzhapzhapzhap; a curious sustained grinding churring; a clear repeated whistle each phrase rising at the end like a man whistling a dog. Pizzey.

  • 118
  • Llew & Mara Kiek
  • Magpie-Lark

Pairs perform wing lifting duets- antiphonal song. ‘Tee-hee, pee-o-wee, pee-o-wit’. Pizzey, Simpson and Day

  • 119
  • Simon Exley
  • Grey Fantail

Cyclic tinkling song, ending with a strong high note. Warning ‘dik!’. Simpson and Day

  • 120
  • Hannah Coleman
  • Willie Wagtail

"Sweet pretty creature" chitji chitji (ngaanyatjarra)

  • 121
  • Brent Keogh
  • Spangled Drongo

Rasping, hissing, crackling. Strange metalic notes, some like a wire-fence being twanged. Simpson and Day, Pizzey.