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N.I. Robin ringtone


The bird family Petroicidae includes roughly 45 species in about 15 genera. All are endemic to Australasia: New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and numerous Pacific Islands as far east as Samoa. For want of an accurate ordinary name, the family is often called the Australasian robins. Within the family the species are known not only as robins but as scrub-robins and flycatchers. ni_robin.mp3 (60 downloads)

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Eclectus Parrot ringtone


The Eclectus Parrot, Eclectus roratus, is a parrot native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands (Moluccas). It is unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage; the male having a frequently bright pea green green plumage and the female a frequently bright red and purple/blue plumage. Joseph Forshaw, in his book Parrots of the World, noted that the first European ornithologists to see Eclectus Parrots thought they were of two distinct species. eclectus_parrots.mp3 (107 downloads)

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Kookaburra ringtone


Kookaburras are large to very large (total part 28–42 cm/11–17 in) terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, the name a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, which is onomatopoeic of its call. The single member of the genus Clytoceyx, even if commonly referred to as the Spade-billed Kookaburra, is not treated in this article. kookaburra.mp3 (143 downloads)

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