More ‘mysteries’ from NW NSW

Whilst tagging audio from Sturt National Park in NW New South Wales I found some more intriguing calls. This audio was recorded on 29 June 2012 The only thing that I can think of that sounds remotely like it is a Tawny Frogmouth, but I’ve never heard one that sounds like a small drum before….

From Sturt NP, 29 June 2012 at  06.42am
From Sturt NP, 29 June 2012 at 06.42am



You can hear the ‘drumming-sound’ again on this clip, also there are some calls that are a little similar to a Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo (marked with red arrows), a Willie-wagtail and possibly a Rufous Songlark near the start.



……..Of course it’s an Emu!






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