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Rufous-naped Lark (Rufous-naped) -- Mirafra africana [africana Group]

Myles E. W. North
1 May 1965 at 07:15

    Geography
  • Kenya
    Locality
  • NEAR NAIROBI; EMBAKASI AIRPORT
    Habitats
  • Grassland
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  • Mono
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  • UHER 4000S
    Microphones
    Accessories
  • Parabola 43.2cm (17in)
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NOTES: THIS BIRD WAS SEEN SINGING PERCHED ON A FENCE WHICH SURROUNDED THE AIRPORT. THIS SEQUENCE OF INTERESTING VOCALIZATIONS FROM THIS SPECIES SHOWING SOME VARIED 'TRILL SONGS'. (THIS COMES FIRST AND IS QUITE MUSICAL) . THERE ARE 'TRILLSONGS' AT THE END WHICH ARE VERY UNMUSICAL AND VERY DEEP. MYLES' FIELD NOTEBOOK SAYS THAT THE BIRDS WERE 'NUMEROUS' SINGING AND CALLING - ONE SANG PERCHED ON THE FENCE. THE SONG AND CALLS WERE: 1) THE TRILL SONG, SOFT AND RATHER LOW IN PITCH; 2) HIGH SQUEAKS;3) HIGH REEDY CALLSOF LONGER DURATION THAN TYPE 2. Sex: 1 UNKNOWN

ML: Background subject changed from recordist's original identification of Mirafra africana athi to Mirafra africana [africana Group] to conform to eBird Taxonomy (v. 1.55). -Jay McGowan/Matt Medler, July 2015.

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