Plain Xenops (genibarbis Group)
Xenops minutus [genibarbis Group]
Sight and Sound
Response to playback: Approach. Response to playback: Different song.
Curtis A Marantz
13 Dec 2000
- 8.0 km ENE of Careiro do Castanho, Fazenda Toshiba
- -3.7947222 -60.2966667
- Evergreen Forest
- NAGRA 4.2
- Sennheiser MKH 20
- Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
NOTES: Two birds, apparently a pair, seen moving about, initially 50+ meters away and 18-20 meters up, later 18-20 meters away and 15 meters up, about 2/3 of the way up some relatively small trees at the edge of a small roadside clearing adjacent to tall terra firme forest at the first dip in the road; the birds were loosely associated with a mixed-species flock; initially natural songs, later after playback, in response to which the birds approached and were well seen and gave somewhat different songs more frequently (they sang only intermittently before playback); almost fully overcast, calm, upper 70s; note that I did not do any recording on 12 December 2000 due to rain.