David W Stemple
5 Apr 2000
- 12.0 km E of Leesburg, Emeralda Marsh
- SONY TC-D5 PRO II
- Sennheiser MKH 70
NOTES: Unseen, from within reeds next to dike. Some vocalizations could be Coot and Common Moorhen. Splashing is from Coots. Two Purple Gallinules seen over two days in this small reed patch.
[These appear to represent mostly the "Gheeek!" Call described in BNA account (though not really as Limpkin-like as can be the case), but there are also several series of what appear to be "Cackles" (e.g., 0:16-0:27, 2:12-2:14). The series at 2:29-2:33 represents either a "Grunt" or an atypical Cackle. There are definitely calls of Fulica americana in here as well. Quality 2, 2-1 (rumble at first - BEST at 5:07-5:48) - CAM - 29 November 2004]