Birdcall of a bird I'm not seeing

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Jos
Birdcall of a bird I'm not seeing

Hi guys,

hopefully an easy one for you. I'm new to Aussie and loving it. When hiking in the parks around Brisbane I keep hearing a cool sound, but I never seem to be able to figure out which bird is making it. Uploaded a sample to youtube. https://youtu.be/ni9-7NKFtA0

Hope someone recognizes it.

Cheers

timrp
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Hi, it is an Eastern Whipbird, they are very secretive so they can be difficult to see.

Jos

Thanks!

That's perfect! Never seen, but now I know what I'm looking for.

HelloBirdy
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Eastern Whipbird. Quite secretive so not all that often seen although they are common in the right habitat

Ryu
Canberra
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HelloBirdy
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sorry, didn't see the 2 replys in the 10 minutes between opening the thread and replying. Oh well. 

Ryu
Canberra
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oconnore51
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They are make a great sound, i heard it for the first time a couple of months ago at a bushland reserve Bidgigal Reserve. It really sounds like a whip.

elizabeth

soakes
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Listen out for the female's response to the male's "whip" sound.  She often replies with a "pip pip pip" sound.  Sometimes it can sound as though both calls come from the same bird.

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

HelloBirdy
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I believe some males actually do both calls

Ryu
Canberra
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soakes
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Really?  I have never observed this.  Is he pretending to have a girlfriend or something? :-D

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

HelloBirdy
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I have seen that in a captive bird at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in QLD. How common that is in wild birds I do not know and would be difficult to observe. However, Currumbin does have rainforest with wild whipbirds and the captive bird I observed doing both calls probably wouldn't be out of lonliness

Ryu
Canberra
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