Lake Emu soundscape 1. Australian soundscapes 92/37

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  • Recording locations

    Australia. New South Wales. Kinchega National Park

  • Performance occasion

    0430-0630 hours

  • Recordist

    Lumsadaine, David, 1931-

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    Recording notes: in sequence #51818-51822. Recorded on the northern side of the narrow, muddy bung of the lake, and covers the moonlit, pre-dawn period around 4.30 to 6.00 and sunrise. A Willy Wagtail, a Black [?] Duck and a group of frogs open the sequence which follows the development of activity as the light grows. Magpie, White-plumed Honeyeater and Variegated Wren, Grey Shrikethrush, Little Grassbirds and Peewees join in. After a series of close calls from a Peewee, a Pelican circles overhead uttering its deep resonant croak. More ducks and waterfowl, including Grey Teal, Coot, and Pink-eared Duck join in the activity on the water, while, on land, the Grey Shrikethrush reiterates its melodious call. Towards the end of the sequence, the activity recedes into the distance except for a Red-rumped Parrot which flies past with its sharp, metallic call; in the middleground a White-plumed Honeyeater calls and we hear the characteristic wing sounds of the Crested Pigeon as it flutters from one tree to the next.

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