Honeyeater dawn chorus Sturt Desert Australia
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An excerpt from a dawn chorus recorded recently in the Sturt desert, Australia.

Eremophilas were flowering, and this had attracted numerous honeyeaters, among them white-fronted honeyeaters. These birds have a 'pinball wizard' dawn song, with chimes, percussive twangs and ricochets of rapid 'tch, tch, tch's. This is the moment when a second bird joins in with a first, creating a rhythmic countersong that alternates between the stereo channels.

A spiney-cheeked honeyeater sings tonally in the centre, while magpies, red-capped robins and variegated fairy wrens are more in the background. Red kangaroos can be heard huffing occasionally in the distance.

I plan on publishing the entire dawn sequence soon on www.listeningearth.com

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