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mimicry

 

 

Geoffrey A Keller
31 May 2002 at 12:18

    Geography
  • United States
    California
    Locality
  • Inyo National Forest; Gardinsky Lake area
    Elevation
  • 2900 meters
No locations found with lat/long
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • HHB PORTADAT PDR 1000
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 106
    Accessories
  • Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: "Some type of whisper song containing [many examples] of mimickry... Bird was vocalizing from top of medium sized Lodgepole Pine tree... The area was a gentle slope with unmelted snow on the ground, and barren understory except for a few small shrubs here and there."

BNA: Possibly the male song with a lot of vocal mimicry. CZ 30/07/2004.

[Indeed, this is a whisper song with imitations of a variety of species (Catharus guttatus (chup-chup calls; 0:13-0:15, 0:155-0:165, 0:30, 0:51, 1:055), Colaptes auratus (peeeur; 0:15, 0:17, 0:18, 0:20, 0:225, 0:265, 0:415, 0:455, 0:525, 1:005, 1:06), Loxia curvirostra (flight calls; 0:185, 0:28, 0:36, 0:38-0:39, 0:44, 0:50, 0:565, 1:00), Myadestes townsendi (call; 0:19, 0:245, 0:26, 0:275, 0:345, 0:37-0:38, 0:395-0:405, 0:45, 0:485, 0:52, 0:55, 1:03, 1:035), Turdus migratorius (call; 0:195, 0:22, 0:25, 0:29, 0:445, 0:505, 0:52, 0:57, 1:04), Junco hyemalis (song; 0:25, 0:42, 0:575), Cyanocitta stelleri (0:21, 0:475, 0:58, 1:07), Passerella iliaca (chink; 0:23, 0:255, 0:325, 0:42, 0:485, 0:57, 1:01, 1:045), Nucifraga columbiana (0:235, 0:31, 0:35, 0:435, 1:05), Salpinctes obsoletus (0:29, 0:39, 0:47, 0:54), Sitta carolinensis (0:33, 0:43, 0:585, 1:075), Parus gambeli (chick-a-dee?, 0:49; gargle, 1:01), and Aphelocoma californica (shek-shek; 0:535)). I am sure that there are other species here that I missed or was uncertain of the identification (e.g., one of the Empidonax (oberholseri?)). Quality unchanged (2-3 - due to wind/water rumble) - CAM - 7 February 2005]

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