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California Scrub-Jay -- Aphelocoma californica More
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Sight and Sound

 

Natural
 

call

establish flock contact

Social context: family

advertise

forage

beg

establish parent young contact

 

Number of individuals=UU4-5;  

California Quail -- Callipepla californica
Wrentit -- Chamaea fasciata
Northern Flicker -- Colaptes auratus
Spotted Towhee -- Pipilo maculatus
Bewick's Wren -- Thryomanes bewickii
Nashville Warbler -- Oreothlypis ruficapilla

Curtis A Marantz
6 Jun 2005 at 08:34

    Geography
  • United States
    California
    San Luis Obispo County
    Locality
  • Montana de Oro State Park, Coon Creek
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 35.2566667   -120.875
    Region
  • Chaparral
    Habitats
  • Forest
  • Evergreen Forest
    Features
  • Scrub
  • Grove
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • HHB PORTADAT PDR 1000
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 20
    Accessories
  • Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Birds were 2-6 m up and 15-25 m away in a small stand of three or four large Coast Live Oak trees (Quercus agrifolia) with an understory of grass and Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus), all surrounded by Coastal Sage Scrub on east-facing slope just below saddle along Rattlesnake Flats Trail; although I saw four or five birds at the time, I was unable to differentiate between adults and immatures, but when I later recorded these same birds in cut #05-RDAT03-11, I was able to confirm that the begging calls were indeed given by juveniles being tended by their presumed parents; there may also have been an interaction with the flicker; clear and still breezy but recorded in a somewhat sheltered spot, mid-60s.

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