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Tui -- Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae More
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William V Ward
23 Apr 1970 at 10:50

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Nelson
    Locality
  • Upper Teal Valley
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -41.2833333   173.4
    Elevation
  • 365 meters
    Features
  • Scrub
  • Canyon
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA III
    Microphones
  • Altec 688A
    Accessories
  • Parabola 101.6cm/25.4cm (40in/10in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Weather: WIND; 'CHIP, CHIP, CHIP, CHIP', MANY TIMES. ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE A WARNING CALL OF THE BELLBIRD. BIRD FLEW ABOUT IN TREES. NO RESPONSE TO A SINGLEPLAYBACK ATTEMPT. A CANYON, WITH STEEP HILLSIDES,COVERED WITH SCRUB AND A FEW TALL TREES. THERE WERE THREE BIRDS, 2 MALES AND 1 FEMALE, WITH FEATHERS PUFFED OUT SO THEY LOOKED LIKE ROUND BLACK BALLS, OBSERVED IN THE THIS LOCATION 3 DAYS PRIOR. THEY WERE MAKING THIS NOISE AND HOPPING ABOUT THE FEMALE IN WHAT THE OBSERVERS, F. BOYCE AND MRS. PERRINEMONCRIEFF, THOUGHT WAS AN OFF-SEASON MATING DISPLAY. ON THIS OCCASIONTHE BIRDS WERE HEARD AND TAPED, BUT NOT SEEN. UPON HEARING THE RECORDING NEWTON MCCONOCHIE STATED THAT HE OFTEN HEARD THIS CALL IN THE FALL, ESPECIALLY IN APRIL, AND IT IS A TUI. 1 MALE

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