Sight and Sound
Response to playback: Approach. Response to playback: Normal song. Response to playback: Different song.
Curtis A Marantz
21 Aug 2005
- Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Trilha das Rochas
- -9.5983333 -55.9361944
- 250 meters
- Evergreen Forest
- NAGRA ARES-BB+
- Sennheiser MKH 20
- Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
NOTES: Bird was well seen in the understory, generally on or very near the ground, along the Trilha das Rochas between the tower and the Trilha da Caja; for the first two parts, the bird was 15-18 m away but for the third it was only 4-6 m away; at the end of this latter part a second bird sang nearby and the target bird flew off towards it (wing fluttering heard on tape); bird was not vocalizing prior to playback of cut from Alta Floresta CD project (I was trawling with a tape in an area where the species was known to be present), but in response it approached very aggressively landing almost at my feet and then began singing (often giving ÒwhisperÓ songs); a few times it also gave a flat rattle and a soft ÒwheeÓ call that I had a difficult time getting on tape (getting only one rattle at beginning of file #RCR096), because they were given only immediately after playback; mostly clear with a few high clouds, calm, 85¡ F [= RCR094-096].