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Red-winged Blackbird -- Agelaius phoeniceus
Northern Flicker -- Colaptes auratus
Northern Bobwhite -- Colinus virginianus
Least Flycatcher -- Empidonax minimus
Common Yellowthroat -- Geothlypis trichas
Wood Thrush -- Hylocichla mustelina
Baltimore Oriole -- Icterus galbula
House Sparrow -- Passer domesticus
Ring-necked Pheasant -- Phasianus colchicus
Downy Woodpecker -- Picoides pubescens
European Starling -- Sturnus vulgaris
Carolina Wren -- Thryothorus ludovicianus
House Wren -- Troglodytes aedon
Mourning Dove -- Zenaida macroura
White-throated Sparrow -- Zonotrichia albicollis
Song Sparrow -- Melospiza melodia

Randolph S Little
3 May 1975 at 06:30

    Geography
  • United States
    Ohio
    Locality
  • Violet Twp.; Sec. 17; Wright Rd. Pond
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 39.8833333   -82.8
    Elevation
  • 260 meters
    Habitats
  • Pond
  • Forest
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA IV-D
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 404
    Accessories
  • Parabola 91.4cm/30.5cm (36in/12in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Weather: WIND; CHATTERING AND DRUMMING (ALL DRUMMING ON THIS CUT IS THAT OF THE RED-HEADED WOODPECKER). TWO RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, TWO DOWNY WOODPECKERS (MALE AND FEMALE), AND TWO YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKERS WERE CONTESTING OWNERSHIP OF A NESTING HOLE ABOUT 5M UP IN A 8 INCH DBH STUB. PERIODICALLY THE VARIOUS WOODPECKERS WOULD FLY UP TO 30M AWAY TO OTHER TREES, BUTWITHIN A FEW MINUTES WOULD RETURN TO THIS PARTICULAR STUB AND SQUABBLE WITH ONE ANOTHER. VOCALIZATIONS OF DOWNY WOODPECKER AND YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER ARENOTED WITH COMMENTARY ON TAPE. WOODLOT ADJACENT TO MARSHY POND. Sex: 1 UNKNOWN

BNA: Chattering or Chatter Call is heard (described as "rrr rrr" and "cuh cuh cuh cuh" repeated many times). Drumming is also heard. CZ 19/02/2004.

[Actually, I suspect these "chatters" instead represent the Territorial Call described as "kikarik" and shown in Figure 3B of BNA account, but I must admit that this is not a call with which I am at all familiar (see also LNS #62935, 41336). I further suspect that the Territorial Call, the Hyla versicolor-like Alarm Call, and the scolding "KRIT-tar-rah" described in the account all represent the same vocalization. There are also five Drums, apparently by the woodpecker (0:39, 0:475, 1:155, 2:05, 2:22), some soft tapping, and calls by both Picoides pubescens (e.g., 1:145, 1:25, 1:38-1:47) and Colaptes auratus (0:31, 1:07, 1:445, 2:175, and some sort of interaction with woodpecker at 2:27). Quality changed from 2-3 to 2 (a bit of rumble but not too bad) - CAM - 21 April 2005]

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