ML 59947

AudioDateDownLeftRightUpCloseReportGallerySettingsGiftLanguageGridListMapMenuPhotoPlayPlusSearchStarUserVideo

Great Potoo -- Nyctibius grandis More
Audio »
More
Video »
Browse
species »
 

Age/Sex
Identification
Solicitation
Behavior
Note

 

 

 

call

 

 

Common Potoo -- Nyctibius griseus

Paul A Schwartz
7 Jul 1966 at 05:05

    Geography
  • Venezuela
    Locality
  • Rio Grande (near river); El Palmar; km 10
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 7.9666667   -61.8833333
    Elevation
  • 250 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA III
    Microphones
  • Electro-Voice 650
    Accessories
  • Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 5. Bulk reel: 72.
Weather: Moon with low thin cloud haze. There was a bird that had a regular daytime sleeping perch at this place. The perch was a relatively small branch ~ 25 m. high and the bird sat on it in rather owl fashion, different from the perching position normally depicted for potoos. I also recall a similar perching position of a bird in Rancho Grande (Variante Ocumare de la Costa) and perhaps N. grandis sits this way usually, rather than the "normal" way for potoos.
These "bawl calls" are very likely given by it. (Nyctibius griseus also heard.) Quality: 2. Level: +10.
After playbck of just the last "bawl", the bird flew over me, uttering "ooroo" calls, some of which recorded, then voice note re: this. Quality: 3. Level: +10.

Close Title