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Red-throated Caracara -- Ibycter americanus

Paul A Schwartz
10 Jul 1968 at 09:00

    Geography
  • Venezuela
    Locality
  • Río Caura; Caño La Urbana; main camp
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 7.63   -64.88
    Elevation
  • 30 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA III
    Microphones
  • Electro-Voice 650
    Accessories
  • Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 11. Bulk reel: 256
Weather: Fair. Natural song by rubrifrons-type, apparently a female. Quality: 1. Level: +5.
A little before Cut 11 was recorded, I saw a cruentatus-type bird, sex not determined, taking a sunbath, stretched out flat from tip of bill to tip of tail along a limb only slightly larger in and than the bird itself, on an angle ~ 10¡ above the horizontal; the bird's wings hung down on either side, straddling the limb.
Prominently heard is Daptrius americanus, a pair of which apparently had a nest near this spot.
Note: At Cano La Urbana, 12/III/68, I saw (together with Dean Amadon and Stuart Keith) one male cruentatus-type with two female rubrifrons-type. The birds were obviously in close association and the male and at least one of the females went into the same nest hole, separately and simultaneously.

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