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Strange bird sound

Very early this morning I heard this strange bird at least I thought it was a bird, sounded like someone winding up a clock.
When I looked out later I saw the culprit and it wasn't a bird at all.
I don't know what these are called in English, I never saw one there and we rarely see them here, maybe 2 each year.
Called a heupferdchen a hey horse.

At least I think it was him making the noise.
The video says watch on youtube, just click that and you will see the creature. Unfortunately I can only find the cricket sound, but I think this chap or chapess makes a similar noise.

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Grasshopper, often heard but seldom seen
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Grasshopper, often heard but seldom seen
Hes a lot bigger than a common grasshopper, about 2 1/2 inches long or more

According to this chap I think it might be a cricket rather than grass hoper.
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Something to compare the size with.

This was taken some years ago next to an euro coin.
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Judging by the size you've given and it's loud strident song it's a Great Green Bush Cricket.

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