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SonOfTheExiles
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 30th, 2015, 5:23 pm

Had a recording session ruined over January by a bunch of Lyrebirds. Gave up and recorded them instead. Any birdwatching folks who would be interested in this short 1.41Mb sound file of their calls, including them mimicking Laughing Kookaburras several times, I'd be happy to send it to the email of your choice. Just drop me a heads-up on xxxxxxx

(I'd suggest the file might go on the LV server as a curiosity, but I do believe that's against policy.)

I think they did an impression of the Whipbird there too at one point. The Bellbirds you can hear in the background are the real McCoy though.

After listening to it, I imagine you'll see why there's NO chance of recording while those birds are at it.


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Post by TriciaG » January 30th, 2015, 5:35 pm

Go ahead and upload it to the xx-Nonproject folder. You've got permission. :) (And remove your email address; it's ripe for spambot harvesting!)
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 30th, 2015, 6:03 pm

Thanks, Tricia!

Here's the file: https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/Lyrebirds_mimicking_Kookaburras.mp3


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Post by TriciaG » January 30th, 2015, 6:04 pm

*snort*
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Post by lubee930 » January 30th, 2015, 8:17 pm

Quite a wonderful symphony--thank you for posting it, SOTE! :)
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Post by barbara2 » January 30th, 2015, 9:51 pm

You must live somewhere very pleasant and forested to have attracted the lovely lyrebirds.

(Apparently Australia has the noisiest, most aggressive birds going. From your point of view as a Librivox volunteer, it's only going to get worse -Wikipedia tells us:

"the peak of the breeding season, from June to August, is when they sing with the most intensity. During this peak they may sing for four hours of the day, almost half the hours of daylight.")

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Post by Availle » January 31st, 2015, 2:17 am

Wow, they are noisy indeed... but nice to listen to!

Wikipedia does not seem to have an audiofile of lyrebirds, but I have seen them for other species. Maybe you can upload your file there?

For us, unfortunately, it is not usable: The pd disclaimer is missing... :wink:
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 31st, 2015, 8:18 am

That is amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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Post by GrayHouse » February 1st, 2015, 5:22 am

Another good place to upload it would be http://freesound.org

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Post by Sue Anderson » February 15th, 2015, 10:53 am

My cat rated this the best LibriVox recording ever! :wink:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 21st, 2016, 12:34 am

It occurred to me that people might like to compare the lyrebirds' mimicry to the real kookaburras. The Librivox admins have given me kind permission to put a short MP3 of a kookaburra family in the non-project section, so here is their sound from 2016-01-11.

https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/Laughing_Kookaburras.mp3


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Post by icequeen » January 21st, 2016, 11:07 pm

I bet that joke totally hilarious! That's great!
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