Below are the answers to the music file I featured last week called Ash’s Aussie Avian Aria:
There were 17 different bird species in all, some repeated, some with different calls.
Here is a list in order of their appearance:
1. Wonga Pigeon (the first sound)
2. Orange-footed Scrubfowl
3. Grey Shrike-thrush (very brief, also appears later)
4. Australian Eastern ‘Black-backed’ Magpie
5. Pied Currawong
6. Pied Butcherbird
7. Laughing Kookaburra
8. Eastern Koel
9 Golden Whistler (male)
10. Lewins Honeyeater
11. Eastern Whipbird (male & female)
12. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
13. Rufous Whistler
14. Little Wattlebird
15. Superb Lyrebird (male)
16. Grey Butcherbird
17. Rainbow Lorikeet
How did you go ?
It wasn’t easy but it highlights the importance of learning to acquaint oneself with local bird calls, as we most often hear it before we see it.
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