Help with bird call id

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Help with bird call id

Postby Blakewater » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:49 am

What is making the call recorded in the attached file?
It was recorded at 10.16 pm on 22 April 2019 in the bush near Otaki Gorge, Horowhenua.

Cheers

Gordon.

Audio recording 2019-04-22 22-16-26.wav [ 1.58 MiB | Viewed 246 times ]

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Re: Help with bird call id

Postby Liam Ballard » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:57 am

Morepork?
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Re: Help with bird call id

Postby Colin Miskelly » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:01 pm

Agree morepork

This is a good recording of their yelping call often confused with little owl

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Re: Help with bird call id

Postby Blakewater » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:42 pm

Thank you both for your help.

Gordon.
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Re: Help with bird call id

Postby Brent Stephenson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:02 am

Hi Gordon,

Sure is a morepork, and this call is often (but not always) given in flight, so can start soft and get louder as the bird approaches, or vice versa. It is hard to tell if you duplicated the call in this clip, or whether it is a single recording, but it does seem to trail off at one stage?

This call in the link from Xeno-Canto is another that morepork make, that often causes confusion - from Xeno-Canto

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