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Monthly Archive for December, 2005

The Brainfever-bird.

Springtime at our place is invariably heralded by the call of the Pallid Cuckoo, described by Graham Pizzey as a chromatic scale of eight notes, rising in quarter tones. Another name for it is the Brainfever-bird, due to the monotony of its oft repeated call. It’s not spring now, in fact summer really arrived yesterday […]

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Striated Pardalote.

Had a close encounter with this Striated Pardalote this evening, great little birds. We used to have them breeding in a nest box until the introduced House Sparrows beat us by taking over.

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