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Crimson-crested Woodpecker -- Campephilus melanoleucos

Paul A Schwartz
29 Aug 1964 at 05:45

    Geography
  • Venezuela
    Cojedes
    Locality
  • Hato El Milagro
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 9.5833333   -68.0
    Elevation
  • 100 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
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    Recorders
  • NAGRA III
    Microphones
  • Electro-Voice 650
    Accessories
  • Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 9. Bulk reel: 423; Extra cut length: 5:27
@ 5:30 PM I concealed myself in woods near the tree where the male Lineated had drummed the day before (Cut 8) and shortly began a playback of the drums from the specially prepared field tape (part d). No woodpeckeer appeared although at one time I heard a "flicker" call from the lagoon. I also played the flicker calls (part e) again without result.
29/VIII @ ~ 5:15 AM I was at the place across the lagoon recording other birds and general ambient when @ ~ 5:45 AM a male Lineated appeared on a dead cactus stump only ~ 8 m. in front of me and started alternate drumming and preening. This is the first and only time in all the many hours and days that I spent in this area, actually camped here for ~ 4 days each on two occasions and many separate visits, that a Lineated has drummed here.
Soon another male Lineated appeared on the same tree as Cuts 8 & 7, which was now ~ 150 m. from where I was standing, and drummed in reply to the bird in front of me. Recordings of this represent the present cut. 15" & 7.5".
1 - Focus on near bird (far bird hadn't yet appeared).
2 - Focus on near bird and eventually far bird is heard.
3 - Focus on far bird.
4 - Focus between the two birds.
5 - Focus on near bird.
Note: Reel 3 starts in ~ end of focus on far bird [3 above].
Note: In background may be heard short drums, presumably of the Crimson-crested Woodpecker [Campephilus melanoleucos].

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