Where I am now (Northern Australia - Darwin) the Stone Bush Curlew
fills the night with his ghostly cries. The Aboriginals have it that
these birds will steal your soul with their wailings. It is not my
imagination that these creatures are closing in on me. Their habitat is
being destroyed all around the block where I am parked and they seem to
be moving closer for refuge. They havent stolen my soul yet (so far as I
can acertain) perhaps they dont want it? It hasn't proven much utility
for me so far either I must admit.
Here is a stock photo of one.
I am setting up a microphone and if I can get the techs to work I will
be able to share the cry of this unfathomable bird with you?