"Noisy ping birds" around Melbourne, esp by the Zoo

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djsunkid
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"Noisy ping birds" around Melbourne, esp by the Zoo

I've been trying to find out what kind of bird makes this piercing high pitched PING sound. They always seem to be going around the Zoo, though I've heard them along the bike path on the Yarra river as well.

They sound a lot like a sonar ping. It is quite a unique call.

Owen1
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it sounds like the birds are bell miners, which make loud, piercing 'TINK' calls
thats all i can think of as they live along the yarra

Cheers, Owen.

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http://birdsinbackyards.net/images/audio/manorina-melanophrys.mp3

Sorry, this is the direct link to their calls.

Araminta
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Hi , might be the "Bell Miners" that left Gembrook and surroundings? We are glad they are gone. The City can keep them!!

M-L

djsunkid
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Wow! Super fast response! You guys rock! :D That's definitely the right bird. Thanks!

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