153 Musicians 4
- Cameron Robbins
- Grey Butcherbird
Deep beautiful mellow piping; in aggression a staccato rollicking descending shreik. Pizzey
- Hollis Taylor
- Pied Butcherbird
Superb: slow flute like piping of clear high pitched and low mellow notes.Pizzey.
- Hilary Kleinig
- Australian Magpie
Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle (Dennis Glover). Rich and varied carolling has notes ranging from high and clear to deep and mellow. Often others of group join in as a duet or chorus. In alarm, loud, harsh ‘squaark! Morcombe and Stewart
- Pied Currawong
Scallop scallop potato (Sonya) Call is a slow, rather rollicking series of mellow, often gurgling sounds: ‘kurrok, kurrowk’; ‘curra-currow-currowk’; ‘carrow-carrow-currawowk’. In flight gives a distinctive, wailing, raucous, descending ‘kirrair-kirrair-kirrowk’ Morcombe and Stewart
- Mary Rapp
- Australian Raven
High far-carrying, child-like wailing; a series of slow notes with strangled, drawn-out finnish. Quiet croaking. Simpson and Day.
- James Greening
- Torresian Crow
High pitched series of stacatto honkings, can finnish with one or more longer notes. Loud falsetto stutter. Simpson and Day.
- Gordon Kerry
Harsh and scratchy like the sound of tearing sandpaper; loud discordant ‘ch-kew, ch-kew’; on being disturbed rough nasal ‘git-out’. Pizzey
- Tony Gorman
Most notes have a glancing splintered quality. Sharp ‘dzee!’ or ‘tsew!’; clear penetrating ‘kinsey-kinsey-kinsey’; ‘wait-a-bit, wait-a-bit, zhipp!’; or ‘swizit, swizit, weet-weet-swizit’; also soft warbling. Pizzey.
- Wyatt Moss-Wellington
- Tree Martin
Dry little ‘drrrt drrrt’ and animated twittering song. Pizzey.
- Fairy Martin
Distinctive chirrup; also sweet twittering. Simpson and Day.
- Louise Nutting
- Little Grassbird
Mournful whistle of three notes on one level, ‘p-peee-peee’; also a dry scolding rattle. Pizzey
- Brian Ritchie
- Rufous Songlark
Song has a sweet, splintered, almost ventriloquial quality; often begins with a clear loud trill, then develops into full refrain, ‘a-witchy-weedle’, repeated. Pizzey.
- James Nightingale
- Brown Songlark
Strange, metalic, gutteral and far-carrying; hence school childrens’ name ‘skit-scot-a-wheeler’. Pizzey
- Leith Phillips
- Southern Boobook
Morepork Morepork (Maureen). Falsetto ‘yo-yo-yo-yo’; drawn out rising catlike ‘brrrwow’ and monotonously repeated low ‘mor-mor-mor’. Pizzey
- Spike Mason
- Barn Owl
Hoarse thin wavering reedy screech: ‘skee-air!’ Pizzey.
- Rob Walker
- Tawny Frogmouth
Low repeated ‘oom-oom-oom-oom’, slow or quite rapid and repeated up to 40 times; seems to have no clear beginning or end. Pizzey
- Annie McKinnon
- Australian Owlet-nightjar
High pitched slightly weird ‘chirr chirr’, repeated several times. Pizzey.
- Dylan Orsborn
- Common Bronzewing
Oom-oom-oom’ of fugitive but carrying quality, repeated monotonously.
- Peter Long
- Crested Pigeon
Explosive whoop; low coo. Simpson and Day
- David Joseph
- Squatter Pigeon
Rapid falling 3-5 notes; cooing chuckle; rising whoop. Simpson and Day
- Allis Maun
- Diamond Dove
Flute like slow coo-ah coo-coo-ah. Simpson and Day
- Zelada Da
- Peaceful Dove
Carrying 3 note woodle-oo; descending wooorr. Simpson and Day
- Arne Hanna
- Bar-shouldered Dove
‘Bob Hawke Bob Hawke' Maureen. Double noted, cheery ‘cookaw-cookor’ Also a long bubbling laughing descending ‘cook-aw-cookaw-cookaw-cookaw-‘ Morecombe
Scrub Wrens & Allies
- Reflected Chop
- Speckled Warbler
Undulating, cheery mix of clear whistles and more mellow notes. Morcombe and Stewart
- Vickie Tran
Wheet-will’; ‘whit-a-whit’. Lower ‘tizit’. Simpson and Day.
- Yilan Tran
- Western Gerygone
Sweet, rising, falling, fading. Simpson and Day.
- Kjell Samkopf
- White-throated Gerygone
Distinctive falling, tinkling song. Simpson and Day.
- David George
- Inland Thornbill
Lively, sharp ‘tsip-chip-’; ‘loud clear musically whistled ‘chweeeip!’ and deep, mellow tremulously wharbled ‘quor-r-r-r-r-eip’. Morcombe and Stewart
- Jose Snook
- Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
High peevish squeaking: ‘tsee, tsee-tseep, tseep, tseeip’. Morcombe and Stewart
- Else Olsen Storesund
- Buff-rumped Thornbill
Tinkling reel. Simpson and Day.
- Nat Grant
- Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Vivacious merry tinkling with cyclic pattern. Pizzey.
- Adam Simmons
- Yellow Thornbill
Persistent ‘tizz tizz’. Simpson and Day.
- Julian Curwin & Steve Elphic
- Noisy Friarbird
an extraordinary jumble of notes one of which has been interpreted as 4 o'clock’ No Tobacca today (Maureen)