One of Australia's prettiest bird songs
Colluricincla harmonica is the scientific name of the grey shrike-thrush, a small and rather drab-looking bird, hard to spot but easy to hear. The violin imitates its accelerating whistle-like call, and a kind of musical conversation ensues, as between different birds calling in the bush.
© David John Lang 2022
The recording above is of a live performance by Helen Ayres at Stangate House in Aldgate (SA, Australia) as part of the ReClassified Festival 2022. Recorded by Antony Coppens.
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