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Mauritius Gray White-eye -- Zosterops mauritianus More
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Mascarene Paradise-Flycatcher -- Terpsiphone bourbonnensis More
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Jon P Erickson
31 May 2010 at 08:46

    Geography
  • Mauritius
    Plaines Wilhems
    Locality
  • Mare Vacoas
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -20.2313   57.3037
    Elevation
  • 576 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

A group of approx. 6 white-eyes fly into a small group of shrubs on the side of the trail. The micropphone is initially focused on a single bird, but eventually moves between birds. The birds are moving amongst the branches rapidly, only remained briefly at one position, and often hanging upside-down from the branches. Through this activity of short but frequent movement from tree to tree, they eventually cross over the path towards the resevoir. Just after crossing the path, the flycatcher lands on a branch in one of the small trees in which are also several white-eyes. It stays there for a moment and then flies towards the resevoir. At 3:45, the flycatcher's calls can begin to be heard in the background. It becomes louder at approx. 4:45. No visual contact is made with the bird during these calls.

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