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1 Unknown  

Uncertain

Sight and Sound

 

Natural
 

call

Social context: family

forage

perform visual display

 

 

Randolph S Little
30 May 1994 at 08:45

    Geography
  • United States
    Oregon
    Locality
  • 24.0 km N of Frenchglen; Jack Mtn Rd 1 mile S of junctuion w/ Foster Flat Rd.
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 43.05   -119.0
    Elevation
  • 1250 meters
    Region
  • Chaparral
    Features
  • Scrub
  • Rocky
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA IV-D
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 404
    Accessories
  • Parabola 91.4cm/30.5cm (36in/12in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: (Background Sounds: wind; Species Sound: frequent; Breeding Status: not territorial, not breeding; Behavioral Context: mate contact?, parent-young contact?; General Climate: arid; Cover Density: sparse; Strata in Habitat: song perch) Several Say's Phoebes, apparently a family, were foraging in the sagebrush in this area. The taped remark "Western Kingbird" was an error in initial identification.

[Although this is certainly a flycatcher and it is possible that it is Sayornis saya, these vocalizations sound nothing like anything I have ever knowingly heard from this species, nor do they resemble in the slightest any of the spectrograms I have available for this species (including those in Smith, W. J. 1970. Behaviour 37: 64-84, 85-112). The series at 0:11 has an Empidonax-like quality to it, but I cannot identify the regularly repeated calls that seem to be associated with this series [??] Quality 2-3 (not much signal and a bit of wind noise) - CAM - 4 April 2005]

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