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I know this is not very important, but, does anyone know the Thai name for the grey bird with a black tuft of feathers on it's chest that has a VERY loud, VERY early morning call that (seriously) sounds sort of like an orangutang??

Kind of a long Whooooo, oooh, oooh, oooh, sound? (I swear it reminds me of monkeys).

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I know this is not very important, but, does anyone know the Thai name for the grey bird with a black tuft of feathers on it's chest that has a VERY loud, VERY early morning call that (seriously) sounds sort of like an orangutang??

Kind of a long Whooooo, oooh, oooh, oooh, sound? (I swear it reminds me of monkeys).

From the description of the call it certainly sounds like Greater Coucal - very deep and booming? However, as per photo, they are not really grey - more black with distinct rufous wings. Young birds would be streaky though.

The only other possibility I could think of would be Asian Koel. Photo here http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/search.p...amp;Bird_ID=425

Call is an incredibly loud "Koooooel, koooel". Again though bird is black unless it's a young male in which it would be greyish streaked, similar to as shown in photo which is actually a female.

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Here's a young one that I caught in the living room several years back.

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We have a couple greater coucals as pictured living next to our house. Lately one has occasionally tapped on our windows. The first time I actually thought it was the wife or kids knocking. They make a ooh ooh ooh ohh ohh call. I quite like it, so I don't know if it could be the same bird as it doesn't seem quite loud.

I have taped my best imitation and will upload it here:

coucal.wav

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We have a couple greater coucals as pictured living next to our house. Lately one has occasionally tapped on our windows. The first time I actually thought it was the wife or kids knocking. They make a ooh ooh ooh ohh ohh call. I quite like it, so I don't know if it could be the same bird as it doesn't seem quite loud.

I have taped my best imitation and will upload it here:

coucal.wav

I'll give that 9 out of 10! Do that in the back yard and you'll have a garden full of them!

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As long as we are on the subject of anoying birds, does anyone know the name of the one that sounds like a metronome (tok, tok, tok, tok) about one second between toks. There never seems to be more than one in a given area. At first I thought it was some kind of musical instrument (two sticks being beat together) but everyone says it is a bird!

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Seem to have a flock of these squawky Miners terrorizing the place daily. H3ll, ain't they loud! :o

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As long as we are on the subject of anoying birds, does anyone know the name of the one that sounds like a metronome (tok, tok, tok, tok) about one second between toks. There never seems to be more than one in a given area. At first I thought it was some kind of musical instrument (two sticks being beat together) but everyone says it is a bird!

Terribly annoying bird, called a Minah bird, and in Thai called "Nok eeyan." No way to get rid of them either!

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As long as we are on the subject of anoying birds, does anyone know the name of the one that sounds like a metronome (tok, tok, tok, tok) about one second between toks. There never seems to be more than one in a given area. At first I thought it was some kind of musical instrument (two sticks being beat together) but everyone says it is a bird!

That's almost certainly a Coppersmith Barbet - farily common around parks and gardens. Can call ad nauseum.

Despite it being very colourful and about the size of a starling they are very tough to see in the upper foliage.

http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/search.p...amp;Bird_ID=313

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Don't seem to have a problem here, suspect most of them ended up as Tom Yam Nok Noi.

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Terribly annoying bird, called a Minah bird, and in Thai called "Nok eeyan." No way to get rid of them either!

Anything with a name like "eeyan" can be most annoying. dribble.gif

And Qualtrough, thanks for your imitation of the Greater Coucal. Most impressive. What others can you do?

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