Lyrebird Creek - Album Cover

Lyrebird Creek

A relaxing single track recording featuring the gentle trickling of a stream with background birdsong.

Recording Location: Dharug NP, Australia
Habitat: Wet eucalypt rainforest
Duration: 38 minutes (1 track)
Year of Release: 2012 © All rights reserved
Download Formats: mp3 & FLAC (44.1kHZ/16bit)

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Lyrebird Creek - Album Cover

Album Description

The tall open blue gum forests and rainforest gullies of Dharug National Park provide ideal habitat for the one of the world’s most incredible songbirds, the Superb Lyrebird.

In this 38 minute single track recording, the microphones were positioned almost at water level next to a small creek in a forested gully. The delicate sound of the water trickling in the stream complements the gentle afternoon birdsong with a number of bird species calling from the nearby bushland including Grey Butcherbird, Noisy Friarbird, Red Wattlebird, Pied Currawong and Superb Lyrebird. The lyrebird was perhaps a young male practising his repertoire and mimicry, as it lacked the complexity of a typical adult male (for an example of an adult male in full song see this article) However, even an inexperienced lyrebird can produce a spectacular song and it can still be difficult to differentiate between the mimic and the real thing!

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Recording Location

Map - Dharug National Park, Australia

Track Listing

1. Lyrebird Creek (38:08)

A single take recording featuring gentle sound of a water flowing in a creek as a Superb Lyrebird sings in the background. The calls of numerous other bird species can be heard including Grey Butcherbird, Noisy Friarbird, Red Wattlebird and Pied Currawong.

Bird species heard on this album include:

Australian King Parrot, Spotted Pardalote, Noisy Friarbird, Little & Red Wattlebirds, Lewin’s, White-naped & Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, White-browed Scrubwren, White-throated Treecreeper, Eastern Whipbird, Superb Lyrebird, Pied Currawong, Grey Butcherbird, and many more!

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