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Cliff Swallow -- Petrochelidon pyrrhonota More
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Number of individuals=UU2-3;  

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Curtis A Marantz
7 Jun 2005 at 08:48

    Geography
  • United States
    California
    San Luis Obispo County
    Locality
  • Montana de Oro State Park, Rattlesnake Flats Trail
    Region
  • Chaparral
    Habitats
  • Grassland
  • Evergreen Forest
No locations found with lat/long
    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: Several cuts combined, none of them very good; two to three birds foraging low over gentle west facing slope along upper part of Rattlesnake Flats Trail (maybe Rattlesnake Flats?) overlooking Coon Creek; vegetation here was quite open and combined Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) and Morro Manzanita (Arctostaphylos morroensis), both more typical of chaparral than Coastal Sage Scrub, but also with Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus) and Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis); initially two birds flying low overhead (often 10-30 m up) at a distance of 100 m, later three birds at 50 m, and eventually one bird as close as 25 m over a more grassy slope; birds were flying rapidly in the breeze and thus very difficult to follow and often going behind hillside; breeze now clearly from the northwest; clear and in the low 60s.

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