Call of the Plaintive Cuckoo

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Sunny Lwee’s video clip shows a male Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus) making its mournful territorial call of “phi phi phi phi phi-pipipiˆ (Robson, 2008). Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus) is an uncommon resident parasitising the nests of Ashy Tailorbirds (Orthotomus ruficeps) … Continued

Dark-necked Tailorbird – calls

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“I saw the Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius), the Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis) (above and below: male in full breeding plumage) and the Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps) in the same location today. Some conflict observations with both the Dark-necked and Ashy … Continued