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Omani Owl -- Strix omanensis More
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Arnoud B van den Berg
24 May 2013 at 00:15

    Geography
  • Oman
    Al Batinah
    Locality
  • Al Jabal al Akhdar; Al Ghubrah bowl
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 23.3   57.6833333
    Elevation
  • 750 meters
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 24-bit
    Recorders
  • SOUND DEVICES 722
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 20
    Accessories
  • SASS
    Equipment Note
  • 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.

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