Running Time:

75 min

Release Date:

September 2011

Recording Location:

Gundabooka National Park, Central New South Wales, Australia
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Dawn Chorus: Australia's Inland

Amongst the many wonders of the Australian outback is the beauty of its birdsong.

In arid mulga woodland country, the first birdsong is sparse, with a Willy Wagtail, Hooded Robins and Spotted Nightjar calling in the darkness. A White-fronted Honeyeater then begins singing; a charismatic cadence of metallic sounds, soon joined by another and the two sing a spectacularly choreographed duet.

Eventually a rich chorus of birdsong evolves, among it the liquid tones of Crested Bellbirds, the low booming of Bronzewing Pigeons, and ethereal songs of Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush.

This un-edited recording allows you to experience the outback dawn in all its magic.

Audio sample of this album


Stillness: Willy Wagtail, Hooded Robin and Spotted Nightjar



Duet of White-fronted Honeyeaters



Spiney-cheeked honeyeater joins in



Bronzewing Pigeons and Peaceful Doves



Crested Bellbirds



Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush



Australian Ravens fly overhead


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