October 9th, 2007

The sound of an Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina Tibicen) standing on my front lawn, this sound is known as 'carolling' with a few squawks thrown in at the end (the squawks are a more common magpie sound). In the background you can faintly hear the sound of some 'Noisy Miners' (birds) and Rainbow Lorikeets. This is a classic Australian suburban sound, and one that expatriated Australians miss when overseas for extended periods. I have filtered out low frequencies (unrelated to the bird) from traffic in the background. Recording distance ~ 5 meters. Recording chain: Rode NT4 (stereo mic) – Sound Devices Mix Pre (Pre amp) – Edirol R-09 digital recorder.


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    BabiBing 2 years, 2 months ago

    I feel like I have struck gold with this birdsong pack. Thank you so much for making them sound so good!
    I've been to Australia (as a tourist) and fell in love with this typical magpie sound. Brings me back everytime I hear it.

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    lilfrog 5 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Digifishmusic
    I've downloaded this piece for use in an AV. Please tell me how I should make the attribution - can't find that anywhere

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    takas20 6 years, 4 months ago

    Hi - Thank you very much for providing this sound. I'm not sure if the notification about pre-authorisation before using was there before when I downloaded it.
    I have used it as part of a collage in a musical piece called "The Garden of Ediacara" which is listenable and downloadable on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/ivodne-galatea/the-garden-of-ediacara
    I was looking for Australian Magpie songs. Your recording is fully acknowledged

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    davil1 7 years, 11 months ago

    great. thanks.

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    adamsydney 8 years, 9 months ago

    Sorry for earlier comment - the phone ringing was my neighbour...excellent recording mate

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