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Old Sunday 25th March 2012, 15:55   #1
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Bald eagle scream like red tailed hawk?

Why do movies and even documentries insist the bald eagle screams like the red tailed hawk? The baldie's cheap not mean enough?
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Old Sunday 25th March 2012, 16:01   #2
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From memory I thought they got it right on The Polar Express NG. I'm beginning to doubt myself now though so will have to check.

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Old Sunday 25th March 2012, 16:25   #3
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Why do movies and even documentries insist the bald eagle screams like the red tailed hawk? The baldie's cheap not mean enough?
That's it, I'm sure. They do the same for Turkey Vultures which never call in flight (or anywhere else for that matter).
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Old Sunday 25th March 2012, 16:46   #4
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Hollyweird ...

Aaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!!!!

It's not just the Bald Eagle .... it's every damn flyin' raptor like bird with wings! ..... and some quasi spiritual references without!!

You folks that get to hear the Red-Tailed Hawk scream bouncing off isolated canyons sure are lucky ducks .....
as opposed to the ducks that hear it - which may not be so lucky!

The Australian movie "Rabbit Proof Fence" was one of the few to accurately portray a raptor call (Black Kite - otherwise known as Fork-tailed Kite).
Unfortunately, inner-city ivory tower skivvy wearers variously refer to it as an 'eagle', or representing the little kiddies freedom.

Bah! It's nuffink of da sort .... it's just a non-drug induced shamanic connection to the 'dreaming', and each other, via the mainifest Black Kite, which although having a less decibel blasting call - is an impressive peee-ewwwww, with an interesting conversational chatter dialogue following, nonetheless.



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Old Thursday 5th April 2012, 03:49   #5
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In film everything is about dramatics. The red-tailed hawk is about the most dramtic scream in the bird kingdom that I know off. If you want a bird to sound like a serious predator, what better way than to hear a scream? Too bad that most people in the world think that every falcon, harrier, eagle and othe rbird of prey sounds like a red tailed hawk! It pretty much is just a small sample of how film and tv hoodwinks us in many ways into thinking things are "true" that aren't necessarily that way at all.
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Cmon, entainment industry here in states wouldnt misrepresent anything. Well ok, but their licensed poetically.
Just my imagination or is it true Kookaburra birds might be expanding range?
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Cmon, entainment industry here in states wouldnt misrepresent anything. Well ok, but their licensed poetically.
Just my imagination or is it true Kookaburra birds might be expanding range?
Ah yes the Kookaburra! The bird that Australia exported to every tropical
"movie" forest in this world ( and probably on a few other planets as well).
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Ah yes the Kookaburra! The bird that Australia exported to every tropical
"movie" forest in this world ( and probably on a few other planets as well).
Ditto for the Common Loon. In fact I'm pretty sure I've heard Common Loon & Kookaburra on the same soundtrack.
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