October 25, 2010 at 11:09 pm #253501BlueWrenMember
We have a couple of birds around here in SE QLD which I haven’t been able to see to identify. The habitat is remnant dry vine forest.One is the first bird to call every morning, a very simple call , like two stones being clicked together, repeated three times, pause, repeated three clicks and so on – chk, chk ,chk. pause chk, chk, chk pause chk, chk, chk pause etc. I very rarely hear it after dawn.
The other bird is a new comer, but may not be a migrant. Not koel . Mid range carrying call _ whuh , whuh, whuh ,whuh repeated sometimes eighteen times, exactly the same note. Brief pause, then off again. Number of repeaats of the sound varies widely. Sometimes this bird calls for hours , and as my DH describes an annoying sound, “It gets on your works”.
A bit hard without sound I know, but any ideas?October 25, 2010 at 11:52 pm #480777
oh dear!, don’t know your birds, but the description of the sound being very annoying is what I am thinking is the koel (but obviously not) just googled both koel and storm bird, and they look very similar, so when I seem them flying past at a great rate of knots, not sure what I am hearing now either,
the sound of the (what I think is the) koel gets on my wick – so sick of hearing the damn thing LOL
might go see if there is any sounds that I can listen toOctober 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm #480778ThisildoParticipant
Goggle is your friend.:D
I know most of our local birds and a new call immediately attracts my attention.
I hope this helps.October 26, 2010 at 12:05 am #480779
found it, there seems to be two different calls for the koel, and yep, that’s the bird that drives me nuts (and judging by the comments) heaps of other people as well,
thought after I posted – oh, should google duh 😆October 26, 2010 at 12:13 am #480780Judi BKeymaster
The most annoying bird here right now is the storm bird, but at night the one that annoys the most is the barking owl gets every dog within earshot going:@ and keeps going till first light.October 26, 2010 at 12:32 am #480781
I haven’t heard what I know is the storm bird
all I’ve heard is the stupid koelsOctober 26, 2010 at 12:34 am #480782
google says they are one and the same thing
so what is the other bird that drives me nuts with it’s sound
could be the one blue wren is asking about – need to see you face to face to sound it out lol
can’t do it over the pc :confused:October 26, 2010 at 7:38 am #480783osakasuzMember
The second one sounds like a pheasant coucal – we get them in our backyard periodically in spring – migrating and resting at our place?
We have seen it – it looks like this….October 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm #480784WazzaMember
I’d been trying to identify a new bird call for the past month without success when a neighbour, who knows his wildlife, happened to come over. Right on cue the bird let out its unusual beep, beep, beep call. The neighbour said in his slow, bushie drawl: “Mate, that’s not a bird, it’s a bloody gecko.” I’m still trying to track down the gecko and identify it. It’s odd that it’s active in daytime. Most are nocturnal.October 26, 2010 at 8:49 pm #480785Lady BeeKeymaster
Wazza, I hope you’re not going to name him “Gordon”.October 26, 2010 at 9:00 pm #480786WazzaMember
Why not? He’s probably a greedy little character. So until he’s identified, Gordon it is. I’m guessing it’s a male and I’m hearing his mating call. Just as long as he doesn’t move inside and take up residence with the many Asian house geckos that hide behind pictures on the wall during the day, then come out at night and perform gravity-defying stunts like running upside down across the ceiling.October 27, 2010 at 3:47 am #480787BlueWrenMember
Well, this is becoming an interesting thread!! Will try birds in backyards – I am a member actually, forgot about the calls section.No, our guys are not koels or pheasant coucals, I know them by sound and sight. Yup, a new bird gets my attention too and I HAVE to know what it it is! My new one is silent today. :shrug: Actually it’s more annoying than the koels I think , all on one note . Another one in the adjacent bush I have to identify sounds like ……zzzzzzzz…DONG very metallic. Not Eastern whipbirds but sounds rainforesty .Another one clearly says “woodpecker woodpecker woodpecker ” and another one “PeterBeattie PeterBeattie Peter Beattie” 😀 sorry, but it really does sound like that! I’ll go get to bib. Report back later.October 27, 2010 at 4:18 am #480788marzMember
DH reckoned there was a bird out there saying ‘kickyourass, kickyourass, kickyourass”. Haven’t heard it myself :uhoh:October 27, 2010 at 4:26 am #480789Lady BeeKeymaster
Don’t forget that lyrebirds are fantastic mimics so if you hear a birdcall that sounds like “oh crap!” repeated many times, it’s probably a lyre bird.
Years ago my grandfather visited from Wales and we (as a family) toured around Vic, NSW and Qld. Somewhere in our travels, a petrol station had a lovely aviary set up with a sulphur crested cockatoo among other birds. Grandfather wanders over to see if the bird could talk, tried the usual “hello”, “pretty boy” and found that the bird did talk. Only problem was it said “get f***d you silly old b*st*rd”.October 27, 2010 at 4:34 am #480790marzMember
:lol::lol::lol: Lady B.
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