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153 Musicians 4

Magpies Butcherbirds

  • 134
  • Cameron Robbins
  • Grey Butcherbird

Deep beautiful mellow piping; in aggression a staccato rollicking descending shreik. Pizzey

  • 135
  • Hollis Taylor
  • Pied Butcherbird

Superb: slow flute like piping of clear high pitched and low mellow notes.Pizzey.

  • 136
  • 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

  • 137
  • Gyan
  • 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

  • 138
  • 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.

  • 139
  • James Greening
  • Torresian Crow

High pitched series of stacatto honkings, can finnish with one or more longer notes. Loud falsetto stutter. Simpson and Day.

  • 140
  • Gordon Kerry
  • Apostlebird

Harsh and scratchy like the sound of tearing sandpaper; loud discordant ‘ch-kew, ch-kew’; on being disturbed rough nasal ‘git-out’. Pizzey

Mistletoebird Swallows

  • 148
  • Tony Gorman
  • Mistletoebird

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.

  • 149
  • Wyatt Moss-Wellington
  • Tree Martin

Dry little ‘drrrt drrrt’ and animated twittering song. Pizzey.

  • 150
  • Lamorna
  • Fairy Martin

Distinctive chirrup; also sweet twittering. Simpson and Day.

  • 151
  • Louise Nutting
  • Little Grassbird

Mournful whistle of three notes on one level, ‘p-peee-peee’; also a dry scolding rattle. Pizzey

  • 152
  • 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.

  • 153
  • James Nightingale
  • Brown Songlark

Strange, metalic, gutteral and far-carrying; hence school childrens’ name ‘skit-scot-a-wheeler’. Pizzey

Night Birds

  • 66
  • 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

  • 67
  • Spike Mason
  • Barn Owl

Hoarse thin wavering reedy screech: ‘skee-air!’ Pizzey.

  • 69
  • 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

  • 70
  • Annie McKinnon
  • Australian Owlet-nightjar

High pitched slightly weird ‘chirr chirr’, repeated several times. Pizzey.

Pigeons Doves

  • 44
  • Dylan Orsborn
  • Common Bronzewing

Oom-oom-oom’ of fugitive but carrying quality, repeated monotonously.

  • 45
  • Peter Long
  • Crested Pigeon

Explosive whoop; low coo. Simpson and Day

  • 46
  • David Joseph
  • Squatter Pigeon

Rapid falling 3-5 notes; cooing chuckle; rising whoop. Simpson and Day

  • 47
  • Allis Maun
  • Diamond Dove

Flute like slow coo-ah coo-coo-ah. Simpson and Day

  • 48
  • Zelada Da
  • Peaceful Dove

Carrying 3 note woodle-oo; descending wooorr. Simpson and Day

  • 49
  • 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

  • 83
  • Reflected Chop
  • Speckled Warbler

Undulating, cheery mix of clear whistles and more mellow notes. Morcombe and Stewart

  • 84
  • Vickie Tran
  • Weebill

Wheet-will’; ‘whit-a-whit’. Lower ‘tizit’. Simpson and Day.

  • 85
  • Yilan Tran
  • Western Gerygone

Sweet, rising, falling, fading. Simpson and Day.

  • 86
  • Kjell Samkopf
  • White-throated Gerygone

Distinctive falling, tinkling song. Simpson and Day.

  • 87
  • 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

  • 88
  • Jose Snook
  • Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

High peevish squeaking: ‘tsee, tsee-tseep, tseep, tseeip’. Morcombe and Stewart

  • 89
  • Else Olsen Storesund
  • Buff-rumped Thornbill

Tinkling reel. Simpson and Day.

  • 90
  • Nat Grant
  • Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Vivacious merry tinkling with cyclic pattern. Pizzey.

  • 91
  • Adam Simmons
  • Yellow Thornbill

Persistent ‘tizz tizz’. Simpson and Day.

  • 94
  • 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)