Please help identify this call

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CassCleveland
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Please help identify this call

Hi!  I've been listing to this amazing call for a couple of weeks, it almost sounds electric but I can't spot the bird makng the call.  I've listened to so many soundfiles and videos on the internet to identify the bird but I haven't found it yet. Has anyone heard this call before? I have a better audiofile but I can't work out how to upload it.  The youtube video isn't great, but you can just hear the call.

I am in Cleveland QLD and our house backs onto bushland.  This bird calls in the morning around 5am, it seems to travel past the back of our house on it's way to somewhere else.

Thanks for your help!!

Cass.

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timmo
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Hi Cass,

I think that might be a Golden Whistler. They have one call that sounds (to me) a little bit like a whip bird, but not as sharp.

Cheers

Tim 

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

timmo
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Actually, I think I got that wrong. I'm not sure off the top of my head, but it sounds familiar.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

CassCleveland
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Thanks for the reply Tim!  This bird just repeats the same call over and over again.  I hear it later in the morning in a more distant part of the bush, but it's the same call.  I have listened to the audio files of the different Whistler birds and they are similar but not quite the same.  I do hear either a whip bird or the whip-like golden whistler some mornings as well.

tydebands
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That's a Spangled Drongo. 

CassCleveland
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Thank you! It is a Spangled Drongo!! I just watched it diving into our backyard swimming pool.  I'm so glad I've finally spotted it.  Thanks for your reply!! :)

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