153 Musicians 4
No.134 Cameron Robbins : Grey Butcherbird
Deep beautiful mellow piping; in aggression a staccato rollicking descending shreik. Pizzey
No.135 Hollis Taylor : Pied Butcherbird
Superb: slow flute like piping of clear high pitched and low mellow notes.Pizzey.
No.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
No.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
No.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.
No.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.
No.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
No.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.
No.149 Wyatt Moss-Wellington : Tree Martin
Dry little ‘drrrt drrrt’ and animated twittering song. Pizzey.
No.150 Lamorna : Fairy Martin
Distinctive chirrup; also sweet twittering. Simpson and Day.
No.151 Louise Nutting : Little Grassbird
Mournful whistle of three notes on one level, ‘p-peee-peee’; also a dry scolding rattle. Pizzey
No.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.
No.153 James Nightingale : Brown Songlark
Strange, metalic, gutteral and far-carrying; hence school childrens’ name ‘skit-scot-a-wheeler’. Pizzey
No.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
No.67 Spike Mason : Barn Owl
Hoarse thin wavering reedy screech: ‘skee-air!’ Pizzey.
No.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
No.70 Annie McKinnon : Australian Owlet-nightjar
High pitched slightly weird ‘chirr chirr’, repeated several times. Pizzey.
No.44 Dylan Orsborn : Common Bronzewing
Oom-oom-oom’ of fugitive but carrying quality, repeated monotonously.
No.45 Peter Long : Crested Pigeon
Explosive whoop; low coo. Simpson and Day
No.46 David Joseph : Squatter Pigeon
Rapid falling 3-5 notes; cooing chuckle; rising whoop. Simpson and Day
No.47 Allis Maun : Diamond Dove
Flute like slow coo-ah coo-coo-ah. Simpson and Day
No.48 Zelada Da : Peaceful Dove
Carrying 3 note woodle-oo; descending wooorr. Simpson and Day
No.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
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No.83 Reflected Chop : Speckled Warbler
Undulating, cheery mix of clear whistles and more mellow notes. Morcombe and Stewart
No.84 Vickie Tran : Weebill
Wheet-will’; ‘whit-a-whit’. Lower ‘tizit’. Simpson and Day.
No.85 Yilan Tran : Western Gerygone
Sweet, rising, falling, fading. Simpson and Day.
No.86 Kjell Samkopf : White-throated Gerygone
Distinctive falling, tinkling song. Simpson and Day.
No.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
No.88 Jose Snook : Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
High peevish squeaking: ‘tsee, tsee-tseep, tseep, tseeip’. Morcombe and Stewart
No.89 Else Olsen Storesund : Buff-rumped Thornbill
Tinkling reel. Simpson and Day.
No.90 Nat Grant : Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Vivacious merry tinkling with cyclic pattern. Pizzey.
No.91 Adam Simmons : Yellow Thornbill
Persistent ‘tizz tizz’. Simpson and Day.
No.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)