Chestnut-belted Gnateater (Snethlage's)
Conopophaga aurita snethlageae/pallida
1 Adult Male
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 da Cacao
- Evergreen Forest
- NAGRA ARES-BB+
- Sennheiser MKH 20
- Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
NOTES: Recorded about 250 m out the Trilha de Cacao (opposite lodge) in good forest with relatively dense, scrubby undergrowth; bird sang only once before playback but quite a bit after I played clip from Alta Floresta master tape, in response to which it approached closely and sang consistently for a short while; later playback elicited more songs and some calls but the bird generally did not come in as closely; when recorded, bird was 12-25 m away (initially 15 m, then 18-25 m, and finally about 12-15 m) and generally about 1-2 m up (but once 2-3 m above the ground); seen relatively well eventually, when 1 m up on a horizontal branch, and clearly a male (only one bird seemed to be present); bird moved quite a bit, never staying in one place for too long, so it was difficult to record; relatively clear but with some clouds, calm, mid-70s [= RCR103-110].