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New Zealand Fernbird

Poodytes punctatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)

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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.
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Ken George 2013-04-14 Parapara, Tasman District, Tasman, Nelson City (New Zealand) (10 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

138724
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Poodytes punctatus vealeae Daniel Hinckley 2018-09-23 Ngunguru, Whangarei District, Northland, Whangarei District (New Zealand) (10 m) song -

High-pass filtered at 2000.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

543012
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Dan Lane 2016-11-22 Waipapa Ecological Area, Pureora Forest, North Island, Otorohanga District (New Zealand) (300 m) call -

Natural vocalizations (chips and quiet grinding trill) from two birds from two pairs (same as in XC344715) in second growth of Manuka and Scotch Broom near podocarp forest. The birds were about 1-3m up in dense brush.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

344716
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Dan Lane 2015-11-23 Tokaanu, Taupo District, Waikato, Taupo District (Waikato) (New Zealand) (360 m) song -

Natural duet from a pair, with one giving the musical note and the other the 'chip'. One bird seen, perched about 2m up in dense bush in freshwater marsh habitat, the other was unseen.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

293107
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Tony Fulford 2016-12-07 Chaslands, Clutha District, Otago, Clutha District (New Zealand) (80 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

349218
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Poodytes punctatus vealeae Guy Kirwan 2018-11-26 Taupo, Taupo District, Waikato, Taupo District (Waikato) (New Zealand) (420 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

476168
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Johnny Rommens 2015-12-18 Whangaparaoa, Auckland, Auckland, Rodney District (New Zealand) (40 m) call -

2 birds in 1 bush. One was calling for a minute (the one you hear in the recording) and although I am not sure, but I believe the other one was making a continuous weird sound (which you can hear also in the recording) which isn't very clear to hear.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

296048
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Dan Lane 2016-11-22 Waipapa Ecological Area, Pureora Forest, North Island, Otorohanga District (New Zealand) (300 m) call -

Natural vocalizations from two birds from two pairs (second bird starts at about 0:38) in second growth of Manuka and Scotch Broom near podocarp forest. The birds were about 1-3m up in dense brush.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

344715
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus vealeae Russell Cannings 2018-01-13 Tokaanu Old Wharf, Lake Taupo, Taupo District (Waikato) (New Zealand) (380 m) call, male -

Strange 'tooreep' whistle call. Presumed male as female can be heard giving regular duet response in the background. Bird began calling spontaneously on a hot afternoon. It was perched up on a stick, right in the open.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

400283
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Dan Lane 2014-11-14 Tokaanu, Taupo District, Waikato, Taupo District (Waikato) (New Zealand) (360 m) song -

Probably response to playback from a bird that had been carrying food to a nest in a grassy marsh patch with shrubs around edge. Vocalization was given as the bird was about 2m up inside shrub. Sound of interest is the rich 'chup'rt' given five times in the cut.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

206475
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus vealeae nick talbot 2012-11-19 Tiritiri Matangi Island , Rodney District (New Zealand) (60 m) call -

A bird calling from thick undergrowth.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

185966
xeno-canto.org
Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Cedar Mathers-Winn 2014-01-10 Tautuku Estuary, Otago, New Zealand, Otago (New Zealand)   - Habitat: Estuary, Grass Bed, Salt Marsh. ML: Subject changed from recordist's original identification of Megalurus punctatus punctatus to Megalurus punctatus to conform to eBird Taxonomy (v. 1.55). -Jay McGowan/Matt Medler, July 2015. 515231
macaulaylibrary.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Romuald Mikusek 2018-01-26 Okarito, Westland District, West Coast, Westland District (New Zealand) (0 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

405028
xeno-canto.org
Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Corey Callaghan 2018-05-10 Tiritiri Matangi--general, Rodney District, Auckland, New Zealand, Rodney District (New Zealand)   -   102153341
macaulaylibrary.org
Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus null near Athenree, New Zealand, New Zealand (New Zealand)   -   141483
macaulaylibrary.org
Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Jim Kirker 2018-05-04 Lake Taupo--Waihi Bay, Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand, Taupo District (Waikato) (New Zealand)   - Fernbird calling from a Raupo swamp at Waihi Bay, Taupo 04/05/18 99654391
macaulaylibrary.org
Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Matthew D. Medler 2004-03-10 Pongakawa Ecological Reserve; Hannons Rd., Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Bay of Plenty (New Zealand)   -   136015
macaulaylibrary.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Poodytes punctatus Jo-Ann Doyle 2020-02-03 375 Slope Point Road, Slope Point NZ-Southland (-46.6563,169.0103), Southland District, Southland, New Zealand, Southland District (New Zealand)   -   207553681
macaulaylibrary.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Poodytes punctatus Sue Courtney 2022-01-04 Shakespear Regional Park, Army Bay NZ-Auckland -36.60226, 174.81487, Rodney District, Auckland, New Zealand, Rodney District (New Zealand)   -   402509591
macaulaylibrary.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Poodytes punctatus Dawn Palmer 2022-01-06 Track To Hole In The Hill, Charleston, West Coast, NZ (-41.954, 171.476), Buller District, West Coast, New Zealand, null   -   424670661
macaulaylibrary.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Romuald Mikusek 2018-01-28 Okarito, Westland District, West Coast, Westland District (New Zealand) (0 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

405487
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus Romuald Mikusek 2018-01-28 Okarito, Westland District, West Coast, Westland District (New Zealand) (0 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

405125
xeno-canto.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Poodytes punctatus Sean Hodges 2019-12-31 Frethey Drive, Turangi NZ-Waikato (-38.9508,175.8438), Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand, Taupo District (Waikato) (New Zealand)   -   196158651
macaulaylibrary.org
New Zealand Fernbird - Poodytes punctatus Peter Doyle 2019-12-23 Matata Lagoon Track, Whakatane District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Whakatane District (New Zealand)   -   194661571
macaulaylibrary.org
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