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June 7th, 2008

Magpies are intelligent birds, quickly training humans to feed them. Against a backdrop of parrots and noisy-miners (0:52 for a clear example), a couple of magpies on my front lawn are eating cheese scraps I threw out. One turns to face me (about 1 meter away) and starts carolling, later when the cheese runs out he gets a bit grumpy (1:30) and starts to squak. The light grunting you can hear is also a magpie sound (three magpies are eating most of the time), they are communicating amongst themselves. Toward the end (1:18 + 1:34 one magpie flys away then another). Recording chain: Rode NT4 (stereo mic in blimp) - Sound Devices MixPre (Mic preamp) - Edirol R44 (digital recorder, was 24 bit @ 44.1 kHz, changed to 16 bit for upload).

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    Zaffer 6 years, 3 months ago

    Great bird sound. I used it in my interactive landscape. Thanks.

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    mandyhilaire 6 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks for this great recording. I have used a snippet in an audio book I made with my children.

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    shaymarrisa 6 years, 11 months ago

    awesome recording!

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    jointimor 7 years, 1 month ago

    Great recording (I am no sound guru) but I have made the best ringtone/message from this...so pleasant to hear. Thank you.

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    adamsydney 7 years, 4 months ago

    very cool recording

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Type
Wave (.wav)
Duration
01:43:395
Filesize
17.4 MB
Samplerate
44100.0 Hz
Bitdepth
16 bit
Channels
Stereo
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