Recently I was asked to check through audio captured from acoustic-sensors placed at the Bimblebox Reserve in the Galilee Basin of Central Queensland to verify the existence of the Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta). Unfortunately I haven’t any experience of the species in the wild but after listening to hundreds of probable Double-barred Finch calls I’m hoping that I can draw on the experience of others to confirm that this segment is actually P. cincta. The call below was captured on 21 April 2012 at 08:32 am
Since posting the first calls I have also found another two (#2 & #3) which were recorded on the following day at approximately 09:15, Double-barred Finch, Weebill. Striated Pardalote and Spotted Bowerbird also present.
Note: it appears that the ‘peep-peep’ calls on #2 & #3 are Plum-headed Finches (thanks Eric!) and the calls on #1 are probably just Double-barred Finch….back to the ‘drawing-board 😥
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Please let me know your views, especially if you are familiar with the species.
Note: If this species is confirmed to be present on Bimblebox it could have far-reaching consequences, so it might prove be useful to contact me directly and not publicly at this stage.