Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Bird calls / bird song
Wompoo Fruit-dove

It's hard to believe that such a brilliantly coloured bird can be well camouflaged but in the crowns of the rainforest trees where they mostly occur, such is the case. Sound sample #1 is typical of the loud, territorial advertisement call which is usually the first indication of their presence. Bouts of this call can last for a minute or so. The calls in sample #2 are not as loud and their function is not known - possibly contact calls of birds at closer range. The wailing calls on this sample are Green Catbirds.

Wompoo Pigeon 1
Wompoo Pigeon 2

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