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Behavior
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2 Adult
1 Unknown  

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call

mechanical sound

establish parent young contact

care for young

beg

 

 

Walter A Thurber
29 May 1971 at 13:50

    Geography
  • El Salvador
    Santa Ana
    Locality
  • CERRO VERDE
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 13.8333333   -89.6333333
    Elevation
  • 2000 meters
    Habitats
  • Forest
    Features
  • Second-growth
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • UHER 4000L
    Microphones
    Accessories
  • Parabola 45.7cm (18in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Breeding status: TERRITORIAL PAIRED; ONE, PROBABLY TWO, MOTMOT NESTLINGS WERE IN A TUNNEL IN A VERTICAL BANK. THE ADULTS APPROACHED THE NEST BY MORE OR LESS REGULAR ROUTES, PASSING FROM ONE SAPLING TO ANOTHER. THE MICROPHONE AND REFLECTOR WERE ABOUT 7 METERS FROM THE TUNNEL OPENING AND I WAS CONCEALED BEHIND A TREE FARTHER AWAY. ONLY ONE NESTLING CAN BE HEARD IN THE RECORDING BUT AT TIMES TWO SEEMED TO BE CRYING; PROBABLY ONE BLOCKED THE TUNNEL AND THE OTHER BEHIND IT COULD NOT BE HEARD. SECOND GROWTH WOODLAND BROKEN BY SMALL CLEARINGS. RECORDED FROM 13:50-15:00 HOURS. 1-2? NESTLING(S); 2 ADULT(S); MALE; FEMALE; Sex: UNKNOWN

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