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Age/Sex
Identification
Solicitation
Behavior
Note

1 Unknown  

100%

Sight

 

Natural
 

mechanical sound

call

establish parent young contact

forage

perform visual display

 

 

Linda R Macaulay
6 Jul 1992 at 00:00

    Geography
  • Australia
    Queensland
    Locality
  • Kuranda; Black Mt. Rd.; Cassowary House
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -16.5   146.0
    Elevation
  • 400 meters
    Habitats
  • Forest
  • Deciduous Forest
  • Yard
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • SONY TC-D5 PRO II
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 60
    Accessories
    Equipment Note

NOTES: (No. of Animals/Sex: One unknown age (adult female chick?) Sound Source: Wattles. Vis. Display described verbally on tape. Gen. Climate: Wet. Cov. Density: Open.)
With adult female present.
Female vocalizations, preening, bill and wattle noises from head throwing.
Juvenile - gosling-type noise.
The female is trying to get the male to abandon the chick and mate with her.
Adult male - quiet booming grunt. 5 calls at 0-9 sec/1 call at 15.6 sec.
Ad. female - preening wing feathers with bill at 45 sec./at 56-60 sec.
Head throwing - sounds made by bill/wattles - at 1 min. 37 sec./2 min. 37 sec.
Juv. vocalizations - gosling-whistling at 23 sec./at 108 sec.
Food being thrown to back of mouth of adult at 1 min. 25 sec.

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