Songs of the Forest
This CD is a unique 70 minute recording of Australian forest birdsong, prominently featuring the striking, melodious singing of the Grey Shrike-thrush. This bird has an extensive repertoire of sounds and song, which in this recording, echo through the majestic forest creating a lovely cathedral like atmosphere.
Recorded in tall eucalypt forests at Mt Macedon, Victoria, Australia. There is no music or narration - just the wonderful sound of birdsong.
The Grey Shrike-thrush is a medium sized bird common throughout the eucalypt forests and woodlands of much of Australia. It's drab colour belies its melodious, beautiful singing, especially in spring. A typical pair will mate for life and maintain a 10 hectare breeding territory.
Other birds that join the Grey Shrike-thrush on this track are: Australian Magpie, Eastern Spinebill, Yellow Faced Honeyeater, Golden Whistler, Fan Tailed Cuckoo, Brush Bronzewing, Grey Fantail, Fairy Wren, White Browed Scrub Wren, Kookaburra, Australian Raven, White Throated Treecreeper, Striated Thornbill, Crimson Rosella, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Pardalote, Pied Currawong.
Recorded by James Wild