A Chowchilla song - Koombooloomba Dam dialect.

A Chowchilla song - Koombooloomba Dam dialect.
Species: Chowchilla   Orthonyx spaldingii
Subspecies: spaldingii
Author: akoetz
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Added to IBC: 3 Apr 2009 - 08:09
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Altitude (m): 
746 meters


Chowchillas show huge geographic variation in song across their range. Song generally changes every kilometer, showing strong mosaic-type dialects. Chowchillas live in groups and both males and females in a group sing the same song in territory defense.


akoetz, IBC1121836. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1121836.

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akoetz, IBC1121836. Sound recording of Chowchilla Orthonyx spaldingii at Koombooloomba Dam, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1121836.

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