Arnoud B van den Berg
24 May 2013
- Al Jabal al Akhdar; Al Ghubrah bowl
- 23.3 57.6833333
- 750 meters
- SOUND DEVICES 722
- Sennheiser MKH 20
SASS with two Sennheiser MKH 20 microphones. SASS on ground.
One adult, presumed male. Same individual as holotype of this species. Excitement songs (=pulsed hooting). Photographed. Boulder slope below steep sheer cliff. Night with moon and no clouds, almost like daylight. Sunrise 05:30, sunset 18:30. Temperature above 40°C (44°C at 17:00) this night. Week with full moon. Sonagram from this recording published as Figure 1B in Robb, M, van den Berg, A B & Constantine, M 2013. A new species of Strix owl from Oman. Dutch Birding 35: 275-310.