Jennifer F. M. Horne
- 25.0 km E of Baringo; Laikipia; Mukutan River (head) Gorge
- 0.5333333 36.45
- 1770 meters
NOTES: (Time: 1530. Date: 19 Nov 1985. Identified by sight and sound. Confidence in ID: 100%. No. of Animals: 2++ individuals. Sound Category: Aggressive chatter/piping notes. Behav. Context: Aggression, defense of food sources--bee hive. Sound Source: Wings.) Note: "Triple Blue" (i.e. BBB or B3) is male: field note annotations are included. The three comb situations are "The Hive", "The Slit", the "TWC" = "Top wired comb" where I/we placed bee comb in the feeding positions--the birds move between the various positions with the current "dominant" defending all! 15:37 time check annotated: Soft notes of close (individuals) interacting.
PART B: (Time: 1558-1600. Date: 19 Nov 1985. Identified by sight and sound. Confidence in ID: 100%. Bkground Sounds: Apalis flavida, Camaroptera brachyura, Dicrurus adsimilis. No. of Animals: 2-6 individuals [sex not specified]. Special Song Type: Aggressive chatter and piping notes. Behav. Context: Aggression, interaction/defense of food source (beehive). Sound Source: Wings. Cut Length: 11.5). The same hive situation: with 2-6 individuals interacting at the cut out (old) hive feeding on comb supplied by us.