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CD cover: Australian Bush Sounds - An Incredible Journey

Australian Bush Sounds. An Incredible Journey

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CD cover: Voices of Subtropical Rainforests

Voices of Subtropical
Rainforests


CD cover: Australian Bird Calls - Favourites
Australian Bird Calls
Favourites


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CD cover: Australian Bird Calls - Tropical North-east
Australian Bird Calls. Tropical North-east

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Australian Bird Calls
South-Western


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Australian Bird Calls
Subtropical East


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Australian Bird Calls
Tasmania

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CD cover: Mallee Bird Calls - South-Eastern Australia

Mallee Bird Calls
South-Eastern


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Australian Frog Calls Subtropical East

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Australian Frog Calls Tropical North-east

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Australian Bird Calls
Broome Region

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Voices of Subtropical
Rainforests

Subtropical rainforests can be found from the mountains to the coast in south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales. Only small patches of once extensive forests remain at lower elevations but larger tracts still occur along the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range. The majority of these rainforests are now protected in National Parks and Nature Reserves and the most important have been afforded world heritage status. CD cover: Voices of Subtropical Rainforests

Many of the sounds of this album were recorded in areas around the author's home near Mullumbimby on the New South Wales north coast. Others were recorded in rainforests elsewhere in the region. The tracks evoke the changing moods of subtropical rainforests, progressing from the reverberating dawn chorus through the day with rushing streams, dripping foliage, thunderstorms and sudden downpours to the sounds of the evening and night.

Each track features a series of calls of the bird, frog and mammal species that characterise rainforests of the region. Natural sequences of two well known bird songsters, endemic to the area, Albert's Lyrebird and the Rufous Scrub-bird, are presented as complete tracks. Other tracks have been compiled to contrast the local distribution of some species. For example the Sphagnum Frog, an inhabitant of mountain streams and soaks is included with the Little Shrike-thrush, most common in lowland forests and the Stuttering Frog, mainly confined to streams on elevated plateaus is included with the Black Bittern, seldom found far from the middle and lower reaches of coastal streams.

Many species of rainforest birds, frogs and mammals are cryptic and difficult to observe and their calls are often the only indication of their presence. Learning calls can be an invaluable method for detecting cryptic species and it is hoped that these tracks may provide a stimulus for further investigation of the potential of this dimension.

Track length indicates quick access to each independent track including National Parks (NP) and Nature Reserves (NR) where listed species may be found.

Track Length

A 1. Rainforest Dawn [4.48]
(Mt Warning NP, Nightcap NP, Border Ranges NP)
B 8. Rainy Morning [5.58]
(Dorrigo NP, Nightcap NP, Mt Warning NP)
C 17. Misty Mountains [7.51]
(Werrikimbe NP, Dorrigo NP, Iluka NR)
D 28. Albert's Lyrebird [5.31]
(Lamington NP, Mt Warning NP, Border Ranges NP)
E 29. Rainforest Stream [4.55]
(Nightcap NP, Border Ranges NP, Mt Warning NP)
F 36. Rufous Scrub-bird [4.56]
(Werrikimbe NP, Gibraltar Range NP, Border Ranges NP)
G 37. Dripping Forest [7.08]
(Lamington NP, Nightcap NP, Mt Warning NP)
H 46. Afternoon Thunderstorm [4.34]
(Dorrigo NP, Washpool NP, Lamington NP)
I 53. Evening [4.24]
(Border Ranges NP, Gibraltar Range NP, Washpool NP)
J 60. Creek at Dusk [4.28]
(Washpool NP, Nightcap NP, Brunswick NR)
K 65. Night [5.19]
(Mt Warning NP, Lamington NP, Border Ranges NP)

Total Length: 59 minutes 52 seconds


List of Contents identifies 65 species of birds, frogs and mammals
that can be accessed via the Index number as well as each independent track.

List of Contents

A 1. Rainforest Dawn [4.48]
2. Pale-yellow Robin Tregellasia capito
3. Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaceus
4. White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis
5. Yellow-throated Scrubwren Sericornis citreogularis
6. Logrunner Orthonyx temminckii
7. Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus regina

B 8. Rainy Morning [5.58]
9. Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis
10. Lewin's Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii
11. White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaeus
12. Pouched Frog Assa darlingtoni
13. White-headed Pigeon Columba leucomela
14. Green Catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris (sound sample)
15. Wonga Pigeon Leucosarcia melanoleuca
16. Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus

C 17. Misty Mountains [7.51]
18. Wompoo Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus magnificus
19. Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
20. Paradise Riflebird Ptiloris paradiseus
21. Little Shrike-thrush Colluricincla megarhyncha
22. Scarlet Honeyeater Myzomela sanguinolenta
23. Rufous Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons
24. Black-faced Monarch Monarcha melanopsis
25. Sphagnum Frog Philoria sphagnicolus
26. Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
27. Brown Gerygone Gerygone mouki

D 28. Albert's Lyrebird [5.31] Menura alberti

E 29. Rainforest Stream [4.55]
30. Whirring Tree Frog Litoria revelata
31. Bush-hen Amaurornis olivacea
32. Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea
33. Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus
34. Brown Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia amboinensis
35. Stony Creek Frog Litoria lesueuri

F 36. Rufous Scrub-bird [4.56] Atrichornis rufescens

G 37. Dripping Forest [7.08]
37. Russet-tailed Thrush Zoothera heinei
38. Large-billed Scrubwren Sericornis magnirostris
39. Masked Mountain Frog Philoria loveridgei
40. White-eared Monarch Monarcha leucotis
41. Spectacled Monarch Monarcha trivirgatus
42. Black-soled Frog Lechriodus fletcheri
43. Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis
44. Cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris
45. Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans

H 46. Afternoon Thunderstorm [4.34]
47. Australian King-Parrot Alisterus scapularis
48. Pacific Baza Aviceda subcristata
49. Common Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
50. Orange-eyed Green Tree Frog Litoria chloris
51. Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
52. Rose Robin Petroica rosea

I 53. Evening [4.24]
54. Pied Currawong Strepera graculina
55. Emerald-spotted Tree Frog Litoria peronii
56. Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla
57. Tusked Frog Adelotus brevis
58. Australian Brush-turkey Alectura lathami
59. Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus

J 60. Creek at Dusk [4.28]
60. Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis
61. Southern Barred Frog Mixophyes balbus
62. Brush Cuckoo Cuculus variolosus
63. Mountain Stream Tree Frog Litoria pearsoniana
64. Noisy Pitta Pitta versicolor

K 65. Night [5.19]
66. Marbled Frogmouth Podargus ocellatus
66. Queensland Tube-nosed Bat Nyctimene robinsoni
67. Great Barred Frog Mixophyes fasciolatus
68. Mountain Brushtail Possum Trichosurus caninus
69. Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae
70. Striped Marsh Frog Limnodynastes peronii
71. Sooty Owl Tyto tenebricosa (sound sample)




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