Monday, 2 November 2009

Birds in Black

Just a few of our "Black" Birds. Torresian Crow, Spangled Drongo and Common Koel. Have also added a short video of the Koel calling in our Silky Oak tree. I apologise for any car noise in the video as we are close to a road. Calls of the Rainbow Lorikeet, Magpie-lark and Spotted Turtle-dove may also be heard as well.

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Torresian Crow (Corvus orru)



Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus)


Common Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)

video

17 comments:

madahmas said...

I like the koel call which I'm used to hearing. the pitch goes higher and higher for each coo and it is quite clear above the traffic noise.

mick said...

A symphony in black?? Very nice!

Neil said...

Thanks Madahmas and Mick.

Snail said...

That's quite a collection! I have a soft spot for drongos. Mad things that they are.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I was surprised at the way the crow looks so much like our Grackle. Our crows look more like a European Raven maybe larger. Nice post.

Amy said...

Wonderful! Thanks for the video/audio. Such exotic sounds to my ears, a very nice way to start a cold Monday morning here. :)

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Blacks for halloween.. how appropriate! :-)

Neil said...

Thanks Snail I like the call of the Drongo.
Thanks Abe great way to compare species from around the world.

Neil said...

Thanks Amy glad you liked the video.
Thanks Bob & Cynthia for your comment.

Wren said...

Nice! I, too, have a soft spot for blackbirds. Nice to see such a great assortment.

Neil said...

Thanks Wren.

eileeninmd said...

Interesting post and the calls on the black birds, the photos look similiar to the black birds found here.

Nicole said...

I love them!
Mh, maybe except for the one with the red eyes ;)
Amazing how many different crows there are.

Neil said...

Thanks Eileen and Nicole.

gwendolen said...

Great stuff. Loved hearing the birds. More please. :-)

Neil said...

Thanks Gwendolen see what I can do.

ramblingwoods.com said...

I enjoyed the little video clip. I don't hear that in my yard...Michelle