Reedbed and Forest Cuckoo’s

The below recording is of what we classify as a ‘Reedbed’ Cuckoo recorded up on Hartland Moor this morning. The calls of these birds tend to be a higher pitch to the ‘Forest’ Cuckoo. As expected, ‘Reedbed’ Cuckoo choose to target species such as Reed Warbler, where as a ‘Forest’ Cuckoo may choose to target species like Meadow Pipit or Dunnock. The second recording is taken from the Sound Approach title ‘Catching the Bug‘ (which is an incredible book about Poole Harbour and its birds if you havn’t heard of it), and was recorded by Magnus Robb in Poland May 2005. Listen to the two recordings and see if you can hear the difference in pitch. 


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