One favourite spot when arriving after foraging was the Golden Penda tree (Xanthostemon chrysanthus) growing along the road fronting the house, some10 metres away from the nest. Alone or with its mate, the adult would sometimes call loudly – was it contact or warning call? Once it was safe to fly to the nest, it would first fly to a nearer branch (top).
There it would look around and called out loudly should there be danger around – someone in the garden or one or more ‘threatening’ birds were nearby. Danger calls were accompanied with raised crest.
Only when it was safe to do so would it fly into the nest and feed the chick. Sometimes it flew silently in, other times it gave out calls, maybe to signal to the chick in the nest.