Blond-crested Woodpecker (Blond-crested)
Celeus flavescens flavescens/intercedens
1 Adult Male
Sight and Sound
Response to playback: Approach. Response to playback: Normal song.
Curtis A Marantz
12 Mar 2001
- 2.5 km W of Castro
- -11.3761111 -37.4194444
- 35 meters
- Evergreen Forest
- NAGRA 4.2
- Sennheiser MKH 20
- Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
NOTES: This bird was unseen initially, when recorded about 25-30 meters away and 18 meters up, relatively high in a medium-sized tree in relatively good forest; whereas my whistled imitation seemed to get it to call more frequently, it did not approach; but later playback resulted in the bird flying in right up overhead about 20 meters up in a relatively large tree over the road; the same bird was unseen but 30 meters away and high up in the latter parts recorded after playback; there may have been two or three birds present but the bird highlighted here was a male that I saw clearly; mostly cloudy, humid, calm, 85¡ F.