Common Scale-backed Antbird (Common Scale-backed)
Willisornis poecilinotus poecilinotus
Response to playback: Approach.
Curtis A Marantz
9 Oct 1999
- Floresta Nacional de Tapajos; Base de Sucupira, BR-163, Rodovia Santarem - Cuiaba, km. 117
- -3.3530556 -54.9613889
- Evergreen Forest
- NAGRA 4.2
- Sennheiser MKH 20
- Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
NOTES: Recorded at a tree-fall gap near marker #11 at top of hill [03¡ 21Õ 11" S, 54¡ 57Õ 41" W], two birds were low, in dense undergrowth (about a meter up), closer bird was about 8 meters away; though natural song, this recording possibly involved agitated birds, given that at least two individuals were present; no immediate response to tape playback (though bird went quiet before I began playback), but bird began singing again at close range, apparently after silent approach; it then zipped back-and-forth around me, though I was never able to see it better than as brief glimpses (ID based on song); low overcast, calm, 80¡ F.