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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