Large Woodshrike – group foraging and calls

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“A small group of Large Woodshrikes (Tephrodornis gularis fretensis) foraging together – three or four (above left). Largely animal prey (insects) (above right). Lots of calls made between the group. I heard a variety but was able to record only the louder, common call. The other common call was a scratch ‘scolding-like’ noise.

“An audio recording of the ‘classical’ calls is attached. As usual cleaned up to remove ambient noises and amplified. Could be mistaken for that of a more musical bird, like a bulbul, HERE.

“Red Data Status: Near Threatened (locally, see DR Wells 2007).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
8th December 2011

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