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Number of individuals=UU1-5+;  

Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant -- Atalotriccus pilaris
Scaled Pigeon -- Patagioenas speciosa
Yellow-legged Tinamou -- Crypturellus noctivagus
Lineated Woodpecker -- Dryocopus lineatus
White-bellied Antbird -- Myrmeciza longipes

Paul A Schwartz
5 May 1966 at 05:25

    Geography
  • Venezuela
    Locality
  • El Palmar
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 8.0166667   -62.4
    Elevation
  • 250 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA III
    Microphones
  • Electro-Voice 650
    Accessories
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 4. Bulk reel: 156; Extra cut length: 9:07; Extra cut length: 9:00; Extra cut(s) on bulk reel: 157; Extra cut length: 12:40; Extra cut length: 9:42Time: 5:25 AM TO 6:45 AM. Weather: Clear to cloudy fair. Same place next A.M. The mike is now closer to the "display site." The first bird was heard to arrive about 5:25AM but no song occurred until the second bird arrived about one minute later. (This cut has Ortalis in first part and Cicadas in latter half. For recordings preceding this, see Cut #6 [LNS 64033.mf] of Ortalis motmot.) This recording starts with arrival of first bird. It was still practically dark at this time. Gradually other birds are heard to arrive. Five to eight male birds present. Voice notes throughout. 13'-36"
Paper spacer [marking beginning of a second section of the whole open reel recording.mf] @~5:40AM - - (corresp. roughly to start of Reel 2) Continues, starting @ 5:45AM (Voice comments continue). ~1':40" of "pure song" edited out ~6:05AM and filed as Cut 2b) [LNS 66609.mf] of Atalotriccus pilaris. ~1':05" ditto @ 6:10AM. ~1':10" ditto @ 6:15AM; main activity ceased ~6:20AM. 20'-15"
Spacer [marking beginning of a third section of the whole open reel recording.mf]
Some silent periods cut after that, other retained to give overall effect of the "end of the session." End at 6:45AM. 9'-49". A number of other birds heard in b.g.: Atalotriccus pilaris, Myrmeciza longipes, Crypturellus nostivagus(erythropus), Columba speciosa, Dryocopus lineatus, and others. Quality: 1; Level: 0; Parabola: no. [Notes cont'd on separate data sheet.mf]:Cut 4) (see notes on editing sheet.) GRAPH (1st part) 1 bird then 2(~55'-1:40) Again >5 birds. Again 2 or 3 chase after @ other; others cont. singing. (2nd part) 1:40-50 several birds;
2:09-2:40 " "
3:20-3:50 " "
4:10-4:35 " "
~5:50 note one bird not displaying. After some min. flew up and sat beside a displaying bird who then began preening his wings "like mad", one side then the other side. Then bird that was displaying below this male flew up and chased him away and the female then flew too. 2 other birds sitting apart from display area, not displaying
5:55AM cloudy fair --> 8:28 - 8:45 Can *see* 6 birds displaying (others can't see); none higher than ~6m but more are @ that height or 1m less altho 1 or 2 no more than 3-4m. --> 11:25 - 12:00
~6:00 a female (not displaying) sitting higher than any of other birds and she app. is object of displaying birds which are all facing toward her.
--> 15:20 - 16:00
--> 16:10 - 16:20
Then can see >7, prob. 8, displaying birds
--> 18:15 - 18:30
19:40 [this could be 18:40. mf]
(3rd part) @ 26" "stalled motor" call
@ 52" " "
@1:08 " "
Main activity ceased ~6:20AM
1:38 - 1:53 song and "stalled motor" call
2:38 - 2:45 " " " (several)
After 6:25 birds still present but seldom display and hear more frequently the "stalled motor" calls.
--> 3:50 - 4:10 song and "stalled motor"
--> 4:23 - 4:33 " " "
--> 5:03 - 5:35 " "
--> 5:55 - 6:10 " "
6:30 - 6:38 - birds silent most all time except for "burps" and "stalled motor" calls; also more chasing now." PAS

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