Large Woodshrike – juvenile’s call

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“A family of Large Woodshrikes (Tephrodornis gularis fretensis) was sighted, an adult pair (above) and two juveniles.

The juveniles were old enough to forage on their own, although I saw episodes where they were expectant of being fed but were disappointed (above, below).

“An edited audio recording HERE with waveform and sonogram of a less common adult call is given below.

“Described by Madoc (see Wells 2007) as a warning-scolding ‘skatch-skatch’. The duration of this can be quite long, from 2 to 9 notes. I am not aware of the significance or the use of these calls and do not remember hearing them before.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
3rd October 2014

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: At the fringes of primary jungle

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Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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