White-backed Fire-eye (White-backed)
Pyriglena leuconota [leuconota Group]
Response to playback: Approach. Response to playback: Normal song. Response to playback: Different song.
Curtis A Marantz
4 Oct 2000
- Floresta Nacional de Caxiuana; Estacao Cientifica Ferreira Penna
- -1.7375 -51.4555556
- Evergreen Forest
- NAGRA 4.2
- Sennheiser MKH 20
- Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
NOTES: Unseen bird was 15-18 meters away and 2-3 meters up in relatively dense undergrowth at edge of an overgrown tree-fall gap in good, terra firme forest well out along trail to far tower (well beyond bridge); a whistled imitation before this was recorded elicited a minimal response (possibly a weak approach), but subsequent playback resulted in a rapid approach and an immediate rattle, followed by a similar song, possibly at a shorter interval, and bird did a broad circle around me; I only glimpsed it as a dark bird of about the right size; although I heard Phlegopsis nigromaculata in the immediate vicinity, I did not locate any ants nearby; partly cloudy, intermittently breezy, 84¡ F.