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Mauritius Cuckooshrike -- Lalage typica More
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Age/Sex
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Solicitation
Behavior
Note

1 Adult Female
1 Adult Male  

100%

Sight and Sound

 

 

mechanical sound

song

 

 

Jon P Erickson
28 Apr 2010 at 14:20

    Geography
  • Mauritius
    Plaines Wilhems
    Locality
  • Black River Gorges National Park; Plaine Lievre field station
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -20.2323   57.2609
    Elevation
  • 353 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 24-bit
    Recorders
  • MARANTZ PMD 661
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 20
    Accessories
  • Telinga Parabola 54.7cm/15.5cm (21.5in/6.1in)
    Equipment Note

The male is perched approx. 12 ft. the ground in a medium sized tree. It vocalizes quietly and then flies to another branch approx. 15 ft. to its left and sharpens its bill on that branch. The female then flies to a branch approx. 12 ft. from the mic. The male flies away approx. 50 ft. to another tree and returns. The female remains within 20 ft. of the mic, but does not vocalize. Throughout the recording the mechanical sounds of the birds sharpening their bills, moving thier wings, and moving amongst the branches can be heard.

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