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William V Ward
16 Apr 1966 at 15:45

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Nelson; 22 Brunner Street; R.J. Westcott residence
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -41.293628   173.271264
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • MAGNEMITE 610E
    Microphones
  • Altec 688A
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Tapesonic 70-C recorder; Electro-voice 647-A microphone; 2-transister, battery-operated, grounded-emitter pre-amplifier

Kendron Westcott, a 15-year old lad in 5th form at Nelson College (High School in US) had collected several of these Geckos along the coast near Nelson; and had them in a wooden terrarium with glass front. He had heard one of my bio-acoustical radio talks, so telephoned me to invite me to record his geckos. I tried 3 times, but geckos didn't talk until the last time when he cleaned the cage. After this is done, they re-explore the cage, smelling it over and making these faint chirps, much fainter than the Mourning Gecko I recorded in Hawaii. This species has great variation in color and pattern.

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