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whipbird

(ˈwɪpˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) any of several birds of the genus Psophodes, esp P. olivaceus (eastern whipbird) and P. nigrogularis (black-throated whipbird), having a whistle ending in a whipcrack note
2. (Animals) any of various other birds, such as Pachycephala pectoralis and P. rufiventris (mock whipbird)
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In the background I hear the rainbow lorikeets chirping away and the whipbird making its magnificent call.
The song of the Eastern whipbird resembles a whipcrack.
The coastal area between the Fitzgerald River and Two People Bay near Albany is the natural habitat of four bird species in danger of extinction, including the western bristlebird (Dasyornis longirostris) and the western whipbird (Psophodes nigrogularis).
Male eastern whipbirds in Australia start a duet with a whistle and a sound like that of a cracking whip, and females chime in with several notes.
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Whipbirds cracked around us, their calls ricocheting from huge slabs of sandstone.