Audio clip #1: Two territorial song phrases from a “flute lyrebird” recorded near the original Allan's Water homestead at 6 a.m. on 6 July 1970 by Nev Fenton. © Neville Fenton.
Audio clip #2: A simple melody played on a flute, followed by a complex flute-melody sung by a lyrebird, and then a scale sung by a lyrebird leading into another flute phrase from the lyrebird. The excerpt is from an ABC interview with lyrebird expert Norman Robinson c.May 1973.
Audio clip #3: Two territorial song phrases, the first beginning with an ascending “scale,” from a “flute lyrebird” recorded near the original Allan's Water homestead on 2 July 1978 by Syd Curtis. © Sydney Curtis.
Audio clip #4: Two flute phrases and mimicry of birdsong from a “flute lyrebird” recorded near the original Allan's Water homestead at 3 p.m. on 30 June 2010 by Carol Probets. © Carol Probets.
Audio clip #5: Mimicry of birdsong and two flute phrases from a “flute lyrebird” recorded at Enfield State Forest (130 kilometres from Allan's Water) at 6:53 a.m. on 16 June 2013 by Hollis Taylor. © Hollis Taylor.
Audio clip #6: An extract of Norman Robinson interviewing Martha Manns in 1972 about when she first heard a “flute lyrebird.”
We find the resemblance of “flute lyrebird” song to Mosquito Dance less than convincing. For a recording of Mosquito Dance, search “Mosquito Dance Boston Pops Youtube.”
Martha Manns as a girl, in 1993, and showing Ron Thomas around “flute lyrebird” habitat in 1973.