River Gums and Black Box 8. Australian soundscapes 92/37

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    Kinchega National Park, New South Wales, Australia, Australia. New South Wales. Kinchega National Park

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    1030 hours

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    Lumsdaine, David, 1931-

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    Recording notes: in sequence #51823-51827. One of the most energetic songsters in Australia during the spring months is the Rufous Songlark. He rips the air with his song as he moves from one tree to another in the course of a dancing song-flight. Part 4 catches this creature in a much more relaxed mood. He is singing in a lazy fashion in the open timber on the border line between the gums and the box, at 10.30. Without changing their position, the microphones alternate their focus between his tree and a River Red Gum where a Little Friarbird sings his somewhat zany song. A cicada trills incessantly and the wind rises, giving the leaves an opportunity to make their contribution to the texture of the sound. The sequence concludes as the Rufous Songlark finally leaves his perch and makes his song-flight to a neighbouring tree.

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