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Great Egret (African) -- Ardea alba melanorhynchos More
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Lesser Swamp-Warbler -- Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Squacco Heron -- Ardeola ralloides
Little Stint -- Calidris minuta
Little Grebe -- Tachybaptus ruficollis

Myles E. W. North
16 Mar 1964 at 00:15

    Geography
  • Kenya
    Rift Valley
    Locality
  • LAKE NAKURU
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  • EMI RE321
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  • Grampian DP5
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  • Parabola 43.2cm (17in)
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Recorded at Hippo Pool. Myles comment that he is very surprised to hear this egret make this particular sound. His notebook lists the following entry:

"Mix-up of calls. Squacco and Great White Egret. Don't trust? Green back heron? Announcement RE above--Great White Egret had yellow bill."

Certainly this is an unusual call. Myles was walking up on the bird as you can hear in the recording. Possibly this could be an alarm and flight call combined. Two birds can be heard: One is a Squacco Heron.

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