XC218068b An example of night song – this recording captures singing at around 3am on a moonlit night in Capertee National Park, New South Wales. The fine, fluty song of the Australian Magpie is a much-loved sound of the Australian bush. Following exposure to noise, magpies recovered lost sleep by engaging in more, and more intense, non-REM sleep. Log in or register to post comments; Wed, 27/07/2011 - 17:08 #2. There's 3 magpies in my street making really horrible noises similar to a quack but obviously Not a quack but they won't shut up and it's been going on for ages they keep following each other and flying from house to house does anyone know anything about birds or what this could be? Listen to Australian Magpie Sounds This video soundscape features Australian Magpies singing prominently in the foreground, with the sounds of many other species in the background. Recorded in Goulburn River National Park, New South Wales. Eight magpies experimentally exposed to noise in captivity for 24-h spent more time awake, and less time in non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) and REM sleep at night than under quiet conditions. Red-billed Chough. During noise exposure, magpies experienced more fragmented sleep bouts, and less intense non-REM sleep. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. Urban noise restricts, fragments, and lightens sleep in Australian magpies.  XC327864 Two birds making short, descending calls followed by the sound of wingbeats as they fly off. Why?  XC174168 A variety of short, single note calls. Once they don't feel safe or are wary of any noise they will soon move on. Other crows and allies. Preferring open habitats, Australian Magpies spend much time foraging on the ground. Urban areas are inherently noisy, and this noise can disrupt biological processes as diverse as communication, migration, and reproduction.  XC269695 This next recording is a group of birds singing in the early morning. Jay. Although they're not quite on par with the lyrebird, magpies are excellent mimics. Common Magpie (alarm call) alarm call, male. If it's in ya back yard you'd want to hope it won't, takes no time for maggies to get used to people in close proximity and stop swooping. Always try a humane deterrent first if possible, one look from our cat saw the end of magpies visiting, other birds like pigeons just stare back. Plovers on the otherhand...bastards. Common Raven. The same magpie that is keeping you awake all night will be swooping you soon. This paper has been recommended for acceptance by Pavlos Kassomenos. Youtube A magpie impersonates a car alarm, people talking, a kookaburra and cockatoo. Recorded in the Royal National Park, New South Wales. All content copyright © Marc Anderson 2019,,,,,,