Each spring a variety of birds migrate back into the area for breeding. Hence the forests become alive with the calls of these species that haven’t been heard in the area for quite a while. This post introduces you to two of these spring migrants and their calls.
The Olive-backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus is an early spring arrival. Rather cryptic in colouring, it moves about in foliage making it somewhat hard to spot at time. But it has a quite distinctive call that carries a long way in the forest.
Sacred Kingfishers Todiramphus sanctus are another spring migrant. Generally found near water, it nests in hollows in the forest. With a rapid, high-pitched call this bird is another early spring migrant that can be heard calling long before your actually see it sometimes.