Green Catbird

On my Mt Glorious expedition last Sunday I came across my very first Green Catbirds. I wasn't quick enough to get any video of them, but did manage this one photo, and I later recorded their call with the iPhone.

Since the call is really what makes these birds so unique, I've put together this little quasi-video to better showcase the bird.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 5th November 2009, This photo: 5:16am

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  • chooks! said:
    Are these types of birds only found within that certain area?
  • GJ Wind said:
    Unbelievable how many strange and colorful birds you have overthere.
    Good capture and composition with sound.
  • David de Groot said:
    You can find them in just about any highland rainforest at this time of year. They're known to be at Lamington, and Bunya Mountains, and now I've also seen them at Mt Glorious.
    Thanks - yes we have a rich collection of oddities over here, the trick is finding them.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    They do certainly sound like cats Dave!
  • ronnietan15 said:
    was this a photo with audio or was the bird just REALLY still for the camera?
    edit: just read your description lol oops
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Very cool David!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Or wailing babies ;-)
    ;-) Yeah it didn't stay around for long at all before it joined the rest of them in a higher tree further away.
    Pretty neat birds eh ?
  • SkattyKat said:
    neat shot Dave - Even I am surprised at the number of different birds we have ...
  • David de Groot said:
    Over 820 known species in Australia apparently, of which I've seen about 127 of them.