Black Phoebe (Northern)
Sayornis nigricans [nigricans Group]
William W. H. Gunn
18 Mar 1981
- Portal, Paradise Road
NOTES: Recorded at a water tank off Paradise Rd. about 1.25 mi. from Portal, AZ. Call notes = little chip notes and wing sounds, only after about 4.00. Insect hunting over water of pond. Background sounds: 3 killdeers, 1 calling, wind, announcement, Nagra running. Nagra IV, ME-88.
[This recording contains 19 examples of the Simple Call of BNA, but most of the calls here with any signal are those of Charadrius vociferus (e.g., 2:40-2:58) and the soft ticking at the end (3:39-3:48) was given by Junco hyemalis. Quality changed from 2-3 to 2-3, 2 (the only series with any signal are the three calls at 3:02-3:08). Note also that this recording is only 4:01 including the LNS announcement - CAM - 4 April 2005]