Wetland bird call id request

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Jim Kirker
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Wetland bird call id request

Postby Jim Kirker » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:42 am

Short, high pitched monotonous calls from near the edge of the wetland. It was a fine early afternoon and soon after I recorded this a pukeko appeared. But it doesn't sound like a typical pukeko call.

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Re: Wetland bird call id request

Postby zarkov » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:27 pm

Pukeko with not much to say.
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Re: Wetland bird call id request

Postby Jim Kirker » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:28 pm

Thanks, any thoughts on another call early morning at another wetland in the area ? Longish recording with greenfinch, starling, spotted dove, mynah and repeated short calls I couldn't place. Plenty of pukekos around. The calls seemed to be from rushes in the wetland. I wondered about kingfisher.

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Re: Wetland bird call id request

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:40 pm

I think they could both be spotless crakes. Next time, try playing back a crake recording and if they are there you should get a response.
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Re: Wetland bird call id request

Postby Oscar Thomas » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:13 pm

I change my mind, both birds are spotless crake. I thought the second recording could've been starling or something but I was on Tiritiri Matangi recently and saw a crake make this different purr sound, so yes, both show crakes to me.
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