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Merida Tapaculo (Merida) -- Scytalopus meridanus meridanus More
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Paul A Schwartz
27 Sep 1969 at 08:30

    Geography
  • Venezuela
    Táchira
    Locality
  • Páramo Zumbador
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 8.0   -72.0833333
    Elevation
  • 2450 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA UNSPECIFIED IV
    Microphones
  • Electro-Voice 650
    Accessories
  • Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 6. Bulk reel: 145
8:30 to 8:45 AM. Weather: Thin cloudy. 139 tape.
a) A few short chatter-song phrases. Quality: 2. Level: +3.
Then some single calls and a few notes that were apparently going to be the beginning of a normal chatter song but it didn't develop. Quality: 2. Level: +3. (See part b) below).
Then more 2-figure calls. (A previous silence of ~ 2' was edited out.) Quality: 2. Level: +3; 1-2. O.
Then more calls and chatter song; bird no longer in focus. Qualitiy: 2-3. Level: +5.
b) In a later recording, same day and probably shortly after the foregoing, with the recorder "running wild" a bird began calling out of focus. I then shifted focus to bird and the calls developed into a normal chatter song. Then another bird heard in background. Quality: 2 to 1. Level: +3. See also Cut 7 of Turdus fuscater.
LNS: Reclassified from S. latebricola to S. meridanus based on identification by Tom Schulenberg. -M. Medler, 12 March 2009.

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