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Todd's Nightjar -- Setopagis heterura More
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Ashley Holland
1 Sep 2006 at 20:35

    Geography
  • Guyana
    Locality
  • Yupukari village
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 3.8211   -59.3575
    Region
  • Savannah
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  • River
  • Forest
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  • Mono
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  • SONY UNSPECIFIED MODEL
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NOTES: From email from A.Holland: "...around 8:25pm my girlfriend Cindy awoke telling me it was calling again. Upon hearing the calll I realized it was something different, as I had never hear a call like it before...I tracked down the call and recorded it on several occasions, each time getting closer. I at no time used playback, as it was calling on a regular basis by itself anyway. I got to within 20 feet of it and saw it was a nightjar of some kind. Upon trying to approach it closer it flew off... maybe 30 yards away and resettled. When I first saw it was sitting on a bush about 5 feet off the ground. The terrain around the locationit was first seen is savanna bordered by a dense piece of gallergy forest (the bird was seen sitting on the bush bordering this piece of gallery forest). The Rupununi River is approximately 200 meters away. The closest house away was approximately 120 meters away (the house I live in). The weather was good on each of the occasions I heard it, including the night it was recorded. There was approximately half moon. The sky was clear, no clouds and very little wind. I heard the bird calling again on a further 2 nights, early in the evening. It called intermittently for maybe an hour or so on each occasion. Did not attempt to record it again." Recorded with SONY MZ-MF810 minidisk recorder. First heard and recorded 1 Sep 2006 (at 8:35pm), heard second time (but not recorded) 2 Sep (approx. between 7-9pm), heard third time (but not recorded) 4 Sep (approx between 7-9pm). Reported lat/long: "N 03''39''616 W -059''20''870."

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