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There's now an app for it! #AsianKoel Battle of the Local bird calls :: Features :: Around Town :: Time Out Singapore:

There's now an app for it! #AsianKoel Battle of the Local bird calls :: Features :: Around Town :: Time Out Singapore:

Asian Koel – WINNER (but also most annoying?) Looks Like a small crow with a long tail and red eyes. Sounds Very loud, with a few different calls. One is that ubiquitous ‘who-woo’ sound – a kind of near-monotone wolf whistle – while another sounds like a high-pitched chicken trying to cluck out a fast rising scale. How distinctive? Very. This is probably the bird song that you’ve heard hundreds of times, possibly without realising. There are countless chat forums in which Singapore HDB residents complain about being kept awake by the koel, which calls out at all hours of the night – at supersonic decibels – during their spring mating season. Black-Naped Oriole Looks Bright and pretty, with a Zorro-like black nape and intense yellow plumage. Sounds Very high, with a call which can either take the form of a sort of protracted shriek or a high whistle that sounds a little lik...

Full article: http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/aroundtown/feature/battle...

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