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Age/Sex
Identification
Solicitation
Behavior
Note

3 Juvenile
1 Adult  

100%

Sight and Sound

 

Natural
 

call

establish parent young contact

beg

 

 

R. Elliott
William V Ward
10 Jun 1977 at 13:25

    Geography
  • United States
    Oregon
    Locality
  • SURREY DRIVE AREA; GRANTS PASS
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 42.4833333   -123.3333333
    Elevation
  • 365 meters
    Habitats
  • Forest
  • Coniferous Forest
  • Deciduous Forest
    Features
  • Second-growth
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
    Microphones
  • Dan Gibson P500
    Accessories
  • Dan Gibson Parabola 45.7cm/11cm (18in/4.3in)
    Equipment Note

Vocalizations given by half-grown juveniles in nest hole. Three feedings occur during taping. Squawk-like raspings and variations of flicker-like call.

General climate: Dry.
Cover density: Medium.

BNA: The "Wuk" Call is heard ("kuk-kuk, kuk-kuk" etc) at the beginning followed by juvenile begging calls. In the last segment, possibly "Wok Call" is heard (6-8 high-pitched cuks with a terminal cuk of lower pitch). (CZ 08/03/2004)
Most of the sounds here are the begging calls of the nestlings, but it is unclear to me whether these represent the soft churr notes of small young, the buzzing of older young, or something in the middle. There are also two "songs" by the adults (0:155, 0:225), described on p. 420 of Short [1982. Woodpeckers of the World. Delaware Mus. Nat. Hist. 4:1-676] as fast Wuk Series Calls, and scattered series of what appear to be "Wuk" Calls (1:57-1:58, 2:17-2:24, 2:26-2:29, 2:32-2:35, 2:41-2:44) that could have been given by either an adult or a nestling (though more likely an adult). (CAM 6 May 2005)

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