What type of bird is this and where is the sound coming from?
March 19, 2010 11:35 PM   Subscribe

What type of bird is this? It seems to chirp frequently all day and all night. How can I pinpoint where the sound is coming from?

The audio is recorded out of my apartment window which faces a hill with many other apartment buildings. I'm making a wild guess that it is somebody's pet bird? What tools can I use/rent/buy to find out exactly where the sound is coming from?
posted by querty to Pets & Animals (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It might be a Common Koel.
posted by ginky at 11:49 PM on March 19, 2010

What part of the world are you in?
posted by Mrs_Eep at 12:32 AM on March 20, 2010

Sounds like a Whippoorwill to me.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 12:54 AM on March 20, 2010

@Mrs_Eep — I'm in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
posted by querty at 3:33 AM on March 20, 2010

Here's the wikipedia info for the Asian Koel. I do think that is the sound you hear, they are common in HK. As far as spotting them- I'm not sure how it would work with the apartment buildings but you could use triangulation if you can find a couple of friends to help.
posted by ginky at 4:03 AM on March 20, 2010

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