Thane K Pratt
24 Feb 1991
- Kanakaleonui kipuka, Mauna Kea Forest Reserve
- 2500 meters
- UHER 4000 REPORT L
- Sennheiser ME 20
- Sony PBR-330 Parabola 32.8cm/6.5cm(12.9in/2.6in)
NOTES: NOTES ON DATA LOG: [recorded] 0840 - 1030 hr. Habitat: Subalpine Dry (mamane) Forest. The subjects were a banded pair of akis (AKIP) encountering another pair at the boundary between their territories. The birds recorded were G/O (adult male) singing and calling and R/R (adult female) giving whistle calls, swit calls, and tapping with the lower mandible. At times, a third bird, neighboring male B/W, can be heard counter singing with G/O. Sadly, these birds are now dead, and the entire "population" in this unique, isolated habitat numbers three aging males. Although the species survives in other habitats, this tape is important for historical purposes. The tape records representative vocalizations from the species' repertoire at this site. Other birds heard in the background are Eurasian Skylark, Hawaii Amakihi, House Finch, and Red-billed Leiothrix. NOTES ON DATA LOG FOR THIS CUT: Whistle call, then long wait. Good. EUSK singing. NOTES ON TAPE: "R/R."