Myles E. W. North
9 Sep 1963
- LAKE NAKURU
- EMI RE321
- Parabola (Unknown Diameter/Focal Length)
Possibly alarm call. South end of Hippo Pool Wood.
BNA: Although not identical to those of New World birds, the sharp, "pip" calls here presumably represent the Yelp described in BNA account (1:22, 1:255, 1:37, 1:385, 1:43, 1:455, and 2:03-2:06). The louder call at 1:485 is not totally unlike calls of this species recorded in Japan (ML 2828, 2829) so it presumably also represents Gallinula (possibly the Squawk call?) If this is indeed the case, then African populations of G. chloropus do indeed sound different from New World birds. I suspect the flatter "wick" calls at 1:13-1:18 were given by Himantopus himantopus. (CAM - 2 March 2005)