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Piratic Flycatcher -- Legatus leucophaius

Paul A Schwartz
13 Aug 1970 at 00:00

    Geography
  • Venezuela
    Zulia
    Locality
  • near Rio Tucuco
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 9.58   -72.52
    Elevation
  • 200 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA UNSPECIFIED IV
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 405
    Accessories
  • Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 18. Bulk reel: 91; Extra cut(s) on bulk reel: 92; Extra cut length: 9:16; Extra cut length: 1:28; Extra cut length: 5:00Weather: Cloudy, fair. 8:30 AM. Imitations by a different bird from Cut 17). Quality: 1. Level: 0. 203 tape.(Legatus leucophaius is also heard prominently.)Then various "conversation" around the colony.(Voice comments on tape; include note re: type nest construction.)In latter part, two males are actively singing.8:40 AM. A continuation of recording at this colony. Quality: 1. Level: 0. 203 tape.Some of the imitations done by the Caciques include: Troglodytes aedon - alarm chatter; Dryocopus lineatus - bother call; Piaya cayana; Megarhynchus pitangua; Amazona farinosa. Also "typical phrases." Two males present in latter part.With only one male now present, still hear Legatus, also in background Ramphastos vitelllinus.The Cacique remaining gives typical phrases and also imitations of Amazona farinosa.After ~ 1 1/2' the second male has returned; imitations now include Amazona farinosa; A. ochrocephala; Cyanocorax affinis; Thamnophilus doliatus ("caw" call).Two males present: imitations include Crotophaga sulcirostris, Phloeoceastes [Campephilus] melanoleucos, Buteo magnirostris, Ortalis ruficauda, crows & cackles & other calls, "neighing" of horse; Taraba major (call), Ramphastos vitellinus, Amazone farinosa, Hyla sp., Formicarius analis (alarms), Molothrus bonariensis (? ~ "glurp" call), other frog, Falco albigularis, Dendrocygna autumnalis (peeps). Also gave near perfect imitation of diurnal song of Micrastur semitorquatus.Comment says may be even more than two males at the colony but apparently only two displaying.

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