Paul A Schwartz
14 Jul 1973
- NW of Guanare; ~ 10 km in road to El Potrero
- 9.05 -69.75
- 140 meters
- NAGRA UNSPECIFIED IV
- Sennheiser MKH 405
- Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut #44. Bulk reel #518
Bird #3 - Natural song; in last song the bird flew while still singing. Quality: 1-. Level: +3. 203 tape. LN.
(Mostly complex song; more song probably by the bird in background of Cut 17b of Sporophila intermedia.)
Notes re: Cuts 42/44 - Bird #2 was collected, is now a mummified specimen. It is very heavily mottled on breast and sides, on breast being black with white marks rather than the converse. I heard it in natural song too and it never sang any but simple phrases, but it reacted to the playback of the song of Bird #1 just the same as it did to its own song.
Bird #1 - not collected. Was similar to #2 but a little less heavily mottled, although still quite heavily mottled in comparison to eastern birds.
Bird #3 collected, now a mummified specimen. It is even blacker on breast (i.e. with less white marking) than #2. (This bird was very thin.) This bird did a lot of chasing after females and gave flutter-flight displays and perched wing-quivering such as I've seen given by S. minuta.
Bird #4, not recorded; collected and now a mummified specimen. It is heavily mottled but with more white than #2 and ~ like #1.