Named after their distinctive banjo-like calls, Eastern Banjo Frogs (Limnodynastes dumerilii) [also known as Pobblebonks!] are a type of burrowing frog found in South-eastern Australia. Males of the species produce a single ‘bonk’ note, with other individuals often calling in response. After periods of rain Banjo Frogs are most active and vocal, and in this recording dozens of individuals can be heard creating a unique soundscape at a small dam surrounded by woodland in north-east Victoria.
This sounds on this album were recorded over a single afternoon by a dam in Chiltern-Mount Pilot National Park in Victoria, and all five tracks feature the natural sounds of Eastern Banjo Frogs along with native birdsong from the surrounding woodland.
Other species heard on the album include: Common Bronzewing, Fuscous Honeyeater, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Restless Flycatcher, Grey Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Superb Fairywren, Olive-backed Oriole, Grey Shrikethrush, Mistletoebird, Weebill, Brown Treecreeper, Australian Magpie, White-winged Chough and many more!
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