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Superb Lyrebird -- Menura novaehollandiae More
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Recordist believes this bird was a male.  

White-throated Treecreeper -- Cormobates leucophaea
fantail sp. -- Rhipidura sp.

Fred W Loetscher, Jr.
26 Nov 1968 at 16:30

    Geography
  • Australia
    New South Wales
    Locality
  • Gibraltar Range State Park
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -29.5   152.5
    Elevation
  • 975 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA III
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Microphone: Norelco AKG DYN 200 24''/8'' Parabola

Recordist's Notes: "Since late November, is definitely in the non-breeding season, this recital may be supposed to secure no purpose other than the singer's enjoyment.

Lyrebird sings continuously throughout this cut. Extremely varied.

Both species of Lyrebirds are known to occur in the area where this recording was made and since the one here taped was unseen, I am unsure of species. The resident ranger who seems to have an excellent knowledge of the birds at Gibraltar Range Park, believes this recording was of M. novae.

Birds imitated by the Lyrebird in the recording include:
Lewin's Honeyeater (about 1:45 after start of performance)
Grey Shrike-thrush (about 2:18 after start of performance)
Eastern Whipbird (about 2:30 after start of performance)
Crimson Rosella (about 2:50 after start of performance)
probable Black-faced Flycatcher (once or twice about 3:00 after start of performance)"

ML: Subject changed from Menura to Menura novaehollandiae based on locality. -Matt Medler, 28 June 2015.

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