153 Musicians 5
Swans Geese Ducks & Grebes
- Adrian Hall
- Plumed Whistling Duck
Shrill whistlings, high wheezy ‘tzwit-tzwit-tzwit-tzwit’. In roosting flocks, an almost continuous ‘jizzing-chittering’.
- Markus Kuchenbuch
- Wandering Whistling Duck
A confused, high, whistled, rather tremulous ‘wit-wit-wit...’, slightly slurred.
- Elizabeth Jiglian
- Australian Wood (Maned) Duck
Female a querulous, nasal ‘grouwwk’, beginning low, rising; male similar, but higher, abrupt ‘nowk!’
- Adam Dunning
- Pacific Black Duck
Male gives a quick ‘rhaab-rhaab’ of varying strength; in warning, a loud, extended ‘rhaaaeeb’; in display a high pitched whistle immediately followed by a deep grunt. Female, typical loud duck quackings, single quacks of varying strength, and a long sequence, descending and fading, ‘quaak, quaak, quak, quak-quakquak’.
- Patrick Curley
- Grey Teal
Male gives a sharp whistle with soft, low grunt and loud whistled ‘gedg-ee-oo’. Female has a loud, chuckled, descending series of quacks; also a slow, harsh, drawn out ‘que-aark’.
- Kalju Tonuma
- Hardhead (White-eyed Duck)
Male soft wheezy whistle and ‘whirrr’; female a loud, harsh, rattled ‘gaak, gak, gakgakgak’.
- Nigel Leonard Wells
- Australasian Grebe
Rapid, sharp chittering; harsher versions in threat or agression.
- Laughing Kookaburra
Raucous ‘koo-koo-ka-ka-kook’. Simpson and Day.
- Nick Bollinger
- Blue-winged Kookaburra
Appalling: starts of with gutteral ‘klock, klock, klock, klock’ and develops into a cacaphony of squarks and skreeches, somewhat like a machine-driven hacksaw. Pizzey
- Sasha Margolis
- Forest Kingfisher
Rapid high whistles, strident chatter. Simpson and Day.
- Gary Abkin
- Red-backed Kingfisher
Repeated mournful whistle; harsh chatter. Simpson and Day.
- Belinda Woods
- Sacred Kingfisher
Loud repeated ‘kek-kek-kek’. Rising ‘kee-kee-kee’ duets near nest. Simpson and Day.
- Nick Rheinberger
- Rainbow Bee-eater
Melodius trilling ‘prrrt-prrrit’ in flight. Simpson and Day.
- Anne Veinberg
Harsh accelerating nasal yap; churring. Simpson and Day.
- Catherine Clover
- Brown Treecreeper
Stacatto ‘spink spink’; harsh rattle; chuckling songs. Simpson and Day.
- Robert Burrell
- Varigated Fairy-wren
High metalic, squeaky and rather clockwork or mechanical rattling trill at fairly uniform pitch. Morcombe and Stewart.
- Andrew Milne
- Red-backed Fairy-wren
Call begins with squeaks so high and weak that they would only be heard when very close, followed by a trill beginning with high squeaky notes, usually switching to lower, louder rattling sounds. Morcombe and Stewart.
- Bindi Isis
- Red-browed Pardalote
Five somewhat parrot-like whistled notes, first two slow and rising, other three quicker and higher; or one slow followed by five quicker high notes. Pizzey
- Michael Harvey
- Striated Pardalote
“Choop-chullum”. Clear, sharp musical ‘witta-witta’ the second part slightly lower, soft low trills. Morcombe and Stewart
- Dominic Mercer
Parnparnparlarla. (Ngaanyatjarra) ‘parnparnparlarla’. ‘it’s a beautiful sound.. a kind of comforting sound....’Nalda Searles
- Matt Whitton
- Golden Whistler
Rising ‘wheat-wheat-wheat-WHITTLE!’ a brisk ‘dee-dee-dee-ah-WHIT!’ Pizzey.
- Jonathan Lane
- Rufous Whistler
Joey joey joey (Maureen) Also a call with a drawn out beginning powerful ringing whip-crack finish ‘eeee-CHIEW!’ and’ eeee-CHONG!’. Morcombe and Stewart
- Andy giles
- Grey Shrike-thrush
pip-pip-pip-pip-ho-ee. High clear and often loudly ringing whistles intermingled with mellow musical notes and deep rich bubbly sounds. Morcombe and Stewart
- Michael Havir
- White-breasted Woodswallow
Brisk ‘pirt, pirt’ somwhat like toy-trumpet. Pizzey
- Cat Hope
- Masked Woodswallow
Musical ‘chap, chap’; also sweet miner-like notes. Pizzey
- Jon McCormack
- White-browed Woodswallow
Rather musical, descending ‘tchip-tchep’. From large flocks this creates a constant yapping chatter. Morcombe and Stewart.
- Samuel Bruce
- Black-faced Woodswallow
Not loud; sweet notes, scratchy ‘chiff, chiff or ‘chap, chap’. Pizzey
- Peter Mcilwain
- Dusky Woodswallow
Soft low ‘vut, vut’; also brisk ‘peet peet or chirps and chirrups with slightly brassy tone; song quiet but animated. Pizzey
- Rebecca Gallo
- Little Woodswallow
A brisk ‘peet, peet’; may be uttered as a series of three or four evenly spaced notes or as a single note followed by two quick notes; more rarely as four high pitched notes. Pizzey.