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Tropical Screech-Owl -- Megascops choliba More
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Paul A Schwartz
6 May 1966 at 19:00

    Geography
  • Venezuela
    Locality
  • El Palmar
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 7.9666667   -61.8833333
    Elevation
  • 200 meters
    Habitats
  • Forest
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  • Mono
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  • NAGRA III
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  • Electro-Voice 650
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  • Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 16. Bulk reel: 41.
Weather: Fair. I was recording Caprimulgus rufus in the woods when suddenly this owl "barked" beside me. It was only 3 m. away and I saw it well with the flalshlight.
Earlier this year, near Pirapia, another O. choliba barked at me the same way. I don't know the significance of the bark but suspect that it is a sort of alarm (perhaps young nearby) or an attempt at intimidation to frighten away "the too-close intruder." Quality: 1-2. Level: +5. No parabola.

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