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Response to playback: Approach.  

Paul A Schwartz
31 Mar 1965 at 00:00

    Geography
  • Venezuela
    Aragua
    Locality
  • Rancho Grande; N. slope; km 33
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 10.3666667   -67.6833333
    Elevation
  • 600 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 # 3. Bulk reel: 403. Weather: Fair. a) 9:30 AM. I heard birds (same spot as yesterday) @ a distance closer than first heard yesterday but not in immediate area. I played back recording made yesterday and was surprised when near at hand a bird began to sing a two-note song very similar to that of Tapera naevia, while the other bird continued singing the typical song at ~ same place it had been. I recorded, focusing on the "two-note-song bird." Other heard in background. Quality: 1. Level: 5. b) When this two-note song was played back, the other bird came in immediately. It sometimes sang alone but more often the pair sang together. (Duets rather similar to those of T. naevia; I've never heard any duetting by D. phasianellus.) Quality: 1. Level: 4.5. c) After further playback the two-note bird stopped singing but remained present and the pair flew back and forth each time I played back. Only the typical song is heard, though, and apparently all by just the one bird which finally became so excited that it started to fight with its presumed mate. Finally they fell to the ground fighting where I picked them up. One of the two, now in the R.G. collection, proved to be a male. The other was released @ the R.G. building, after banding. Quality: 1. Level: 4.5.

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