Thrush-like Antpitta (Tapajos)
Myrmothera campanisona subcanescens
Sight and Sound
Response to playback: Approach. Response to playback: Normal song.
Curtis A Marantz
17 Sep 1999
- Floresta Nacional de Tapajos; Base de Sucupira, BR-163, Rodovia Santarem - Cuiaba, km. 117
- -3.3558333 -54.9494444
- Evergreen Forest
- NAGRA 4.2
- Sennheiser MKH 20
- Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
NOTES: Odd songs recorded in three parts (6:19, 6:39, 7:33), the first natural, the others after playback and especially whistled imitations; recorded along entrance road about 300 m in from highway at edge of area in which understory had been largely cleared; bird was initially 20+ m away and quite low (<1 m) in very dense undergrowth at old tree-fall gap; bird was only 8 m away for last part; no response to initial playback and whistling, but bird eventually approached and was well seen giving the same song; bird was moving quite a bit, seen running along fallen logs and standing upright when it sang; partly to mostly cloudy, 78-80¡; apparently a single bird but possibly a duet??