William W. H. Gunn
2 Jul 1977
- Rolling Hills Subdivision #24
NOTES: Singing now at a slower pace. This is a continuation of Cut 11--just start of a new reel. Alarm note at 6.15 then rapid singing at a distance. Call note at around 9.00. Starts singing again at 9.47. Chatter from 15.00. 4 good white throated sp songs in last 4 minutes. Background sounds: "seep" of ?, vantan rooster.
[This recording combines the song of the species with various different calls. Most of what is included here are Regularly Repeated Vocalizations (RRVs; see Smith, W. J. 1969. Displays of Sayornis phoebe (Aves, Tyrannidae). Behaviour 33:283-322) of both types, but there are also Simple Vocalizations and Chatter Vocalizations. These 202 RRVs are dominated by RRV1s, but there appear to be 67 RRV2s (some songs are too distant to be certain which type is represented). Eight or nine "chip" calls or Simple Vocalizations (6:29-6:38) are followed by what appears to be a flight song that combines Bipeaked vocalizations (BVs; 6:35-6:42) with RRVs of both types. Chatter Vocalizations are given at 13:35-13:38, 15:13-15:16, 15:23-15:25, 15:29-15:30, 15:36-15:37, 15:44-15:46, 15:51-15:525, 15:58-15:59, 16:105-16:11 (?), 16:19-16:205 (intermediate with RRV), 16:24-16:26, and 16:41-16:48. As far as I can determine the part between 8:50 and 10:22 contains no vocalizations by this species (although the series at 18:50-18:52 may have been given by a phoebe). Quality changed from 1-2 to 1-2, 2 (BEST part at 11:30-11:48; quality lowest between 8:50-10:22, where this species may never have vocalized anyway) - CAM - 14 April 2005]