Call of the adult female Pied Triller

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“Daily visits to our garden throughout the year by an adult pair of Pied Triller (Lalage nigra striga) and occasionally accompanied by juveniles. Was watching the adult female (above right) just above my head in the tamarind tree (Tamarindus indicus) when the adult male (above left) saw me and ‘buzzed’ the female (flew at the female and dislodged her) to alert her. They stopped to check me out.

“A recording of two calls made by the adult female, from the pair… HERE. Also a graphic view of one complete call (right). The calls are low pitch, fast and prolonged (22-25 calls in one stretch). My observations over many years suggest they are used to keep in touch when feeding.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Canning Garden Home
Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
16th April 2011

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