These shy birds always seem to scurry around the undergrowth in pairs emitting a loud, piercing duet. For some years we would only hear their characteristic calls and catch glimpses of furtive darting in the forest, however they eventually came closer and, although still camera-shy, we have managed to capture this image near our kitchen door.
As noted in the Australian Museum fact sheet "The long whip call, one of the most characteristic sounds of the Australian bush, is performed as a duet. The male makes the drawn out whip crack and the female usually follows quickly with a sharp 'choo-choo'".
darting between pots in an effort to remain unseen