Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yellow Wattlebird

Since we moved to this apartment, we have been awoken almost daily by a harsh bird call.  We have previously imagined this ugly sound as what a dying chicken might make.  (As an aside, Aussies refer to the chicken as a "chook.") 

Today, we believe we have finally identified this demon bird.  Our bird book describes the voice of the Yellow Wattlebird as "extraordinary discordant gurgling and regurgitation noises."  Other sources have described it as "a person coughing or vomiting."  What a good neighbor!

1 comment:

  1. He is a very pretty bird even if he does make an ugly sound:)