Sight and Sound
Response to playback: Approach. Response to playback: Normal song.
Curtis A Marantz
21 Dec 2000
- campina along road to Rio de Jatuarana
- -4.3972222 -59.5741667
- Evergreen Forest
- NAGRA 4.2
- Sennheiser MKH 20
- Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
NOTES: Though usually quite inconspicuous, this bird occasionally sang from exposed perches and was seen very well and described on micro-cassette; initially natural song with the bird 15-18 meters away, later after playback when it was 10 meters away, and when seen it was 1 meter up on relatively exposed perches; the last part of this recording highlighted this same bird after it began singing again (with no additional playback), now 6-7 meters away and 1-1 1/2 meter up, generally within the vegetation but briefly popping up on an exposed perch; it was in 1-2 meter tall, dense bushes amid relatively open, grassy campina; in response to playback the bird gave a similar song at a much faster rate and it came all around me, but it was now moving more constantly and thus more challenging to keep Òon axisÓ; fully overcast but with clouds beginning to break up, calm, 79¡ F; a multi-part cut with an internal announcement.