Paul A Schwartz
22 Jul 1976
- above El Vale; on the SE slope of the Cerro El Copey massif; Isla Margarita;
- 11.0 -63.88
- 400 meters
- NAGRA UNSPECIFIED IV
- Sennheiser MKH 405
- Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut #M-8. Bulk reel #496
Weather: High cloudy. Bird #9. Type 2 (2-3). High pitch. Quality: 2. Level: +3. 202 tape. LN.
Note the extreme similarity to Bird #8, yet #8 had been collected three days before!!
Note: On third call bird "choked-up," apparently in stress due to my whistled imitation.
When first heard this bird was well down in second-growth scrub (or in natural growth along a ravine) (this level ~350 m.) near the village of La Sierra(?), apparently attracted by some Clusia growing there. I tried persistent whistling, hoping to call in this bird and also #7 (Cut M-7, b) although they were ca. 200 m. from my position in a small clearing. The latter did not decoy in but #9, after a long period of silence, suddenly surprised me by singing very close by.