The Tropical North-east region of Australia enjoys a very diverse range of bird species, and includes many of this countries most interesting birds. The region is bounded in the south by Rockhampton (Tropic of Capricorn) , extends north to the top of Cape York and includes the Great Dividing Range. The Wet Tropics refers to the World Heritage area of tropical rainforest from Mt. Spec (north of Townsville) to the Big Tableland (south of Cooktown). The CD contains calls of 83 species.
The region includes 18 endemic bird species and a feature of this CD is the presentation of a range of calls for this unique group. Species with amazing calls such as Great-billed Heron, Palm Cockatoo, Rufous and Lesser Sooty Owls, Inside front coverYellow-billed Kingfisher, Red-bellied Pitta, Fernwren, Chowchilla, Frill-necked Monarch, Magnificent Riflebird, Trumpet Manucode and Tooth-billed and Golden Bowerbirds are presented. Other more difficult to see species include Southern Cassowary, Red-necked Crake, Little Kingfisher, Atherton Scrubwren, Green-backed Honeyeater, Yellow-legged Flycatcher, Northern Scrub-robin and Blue-faced Parrot-Finch. Where possible, a number of calls of each species are featured. This makes the listener aware of the repertoire of sounds many of the birds possess, particularly songbirds.
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