Dollarbird’s calls

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“We spotted a pair of Dollarbirds (Eurystomus orientalis) when out cycling in the early morning and I went back to have a look. They made a lot of calls and I was able to record two type HERE.

“The first call is described by Wells 1999 as ‘skatch-skatch’. These are louder, less frequently used. The second half of the recording has the commoner, softer ‘tchek’ single note calls. I often hear them used in communication between pairs, but suspect they are also an alert of possible danger.

“Waveform and sonogram as in above and one bird calling in .

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
8th February 2015

Location: Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment

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