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Dusky Moorhen

Gallinula tenebrosa Gould, 1846

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Marc Anderson 2013-04-09 Royal National Park, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (60 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

140228
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Marc Anderson 2013-08-07 Royal National Park, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (30 m) call - [sono] 200679
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Marc Anderson 2015-10-17 Rocky Creek Dam, Dunoon, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (190 m) call -

Calls at night

bird-seen:no

287337
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Ramit Singal 2019-09-15 Melbourne, Victoria, Port Phillip - West (Australia) (20 m) call -

Calling while aggressively chasing another bird that swam too close

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

497607
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa tenebrosa James Lambert 2020-05-16 Aspley, Brisbane City, Queensland, Aspley (Australia) (30 m) begging call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

single juvenile calling to nearby parent while swimming in creek; second juvenile joins in towards the end (1:14); adult approached recorder as though it was used to being fed by humans but retreated after no food was forthcoming

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

560838
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa tenebrosa James Lambert 2020-05-31 Aspley, Brisbane City, Queensland, Aspley (Australia) (30 m) begging call, juvenile, sex uncertain, some background car noise -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

564262
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Marc Anderson 2013-08-07 Royal National Park, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (30 m) call - [sono] 200678
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa tenebrosa Frank Lambert 2015-10-16 Lake Wendouree, Ballarat City, Victoria, Ballarat - Central (Australia) (440 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

407741
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Marc Anderson 2015-10-17 Rocky Creek Dam, Dunoon, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (190 m) call -

Calls at night

bird-seen:no

287336
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa tenebrosa James Lambert 2020-01-23 Brisbane City Botanic Gardens (near Brisbane City), Brisbane City, Queensland, City - Remainder (Australia) (10 m) begging call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

Single chick begging; a few vocalisations by parent (background noise of water aerator and nearby traffic)

522146
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa tenebrosa nick talbot 2014-04-18 Essendon, Victoria, Victoria (Australia) (60 m) juvenile -

A pair of juveniles calling while swimming on a pond in a park.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

236611
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa tenebrosa nick talbot 2012-04-14 Coburg North, Victoria, Victoria (Australia) (50 m) call -

A group of birds calling, some of them chasing eachother.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

183774
xeno-canto.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Greg McLachlan 2019-11-03 Nepean Weir, Penrith, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   185772261
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa James Lambert 2020-11-08 Homestead Park (Shailer Park), Logan, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   278236311
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa David Fleming 2018-12-07 Clayton - Monash University, Monash, Victoria, Australia, Monash (Australia)   - Adult and chick (earpiece probably required) 127170441
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Louis Backstrom NFC Station 2021-10-29 Yard, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Time: 23:13:19 - 23:13:24 Description: flight call Comments: 390799881
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Louis Backstrom NFC Station 2021-10-26 Yard, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Time: 22:37:01 - 22:37:12 Description: flight call Comments: 390058381
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Louis Backstrom NFC Station 2021-10-26 Yard, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Time: 22:37:59 - 22:38:09 Description: flight call Comments: 390058391
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Steve McIntosh 2021-10-02 Sandon Point Wetland., Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   374466151
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Louis Backstrom NFC Station 2021-10-17 Yard, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Time: 23:50:50 - 23:51:01 Description: flight call Comments: 386320451
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Louis Backstrom NFC Station 2021-10-24 Yard, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Time: 02:11:57 - 02:12:03 Description: flight call Comments: 388624331
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Ramit Singal 2019-09-15 Royal Botanic Gardens (Melbourne), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Victoria (Australia)   - Some aggressive/territorial calling at another bird that swam nearby. 177546341
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Ken Tay 2021-10-04 Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Victoria (Australia)   -   374896221
macaulaylibrary.org
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Steve McIntosh 2021-10-21 Korrungulla Wetlands, Primbee, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   381836721
macaulaylibrary.org
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