This week I have a double mystery for you. There is a sound recording from the British Library SOund Archive, courtesy of curator Cheryl Tipp and there is also a skull for you to identify:
Do you think that the sound and the skull belong to the same species, or do you think I’m trying to trick you?
You can put your thoughts, questions and suggestions in the comments section below. Have fun!
Could it be a Superb Lyrebird? (Didn’t hear it mimicking a loggers chainsaw or the theme from ‘Neighbours’ so not sure!)
Nothing quite so exotic!
I think that the SONG and the skull are the same bird. The skull is a little short for the blackbird. Is it a storm calling mud lining nest snail guzzler!
They do belong to the same bird but it is not a blackbird 😉 close relative though with “song” in its name!
Is the song in A Mynah? Sorry – couldn’t resist 🙂
Shocking! Not a Mynah though – it’s a bird we get in the UK
Is it a Mocking Bird of some sort?
Nope – it’s a bird that we get in the UK
I initially thought the sound recording was part of the scale bar! Any chance of a clue? From the UK, or elsewhere?
Sorry Tom, missed this! It’s from the UK