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Paul A Schwartz
21 Jul 1973 at 00:00

    Geography
  • Venezuela
    Zulia
    Locality
  • Canada El Gordo; ca. San Jose; Hacienda La Estrella
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 10.0   -72.4
    Elevation
  • 30 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA UNSPECIFIED IV
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 405
    Accessories
  • Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut #45. Bulk reel #519
Weather: Cloudy, fair. restricta type birds. In the course of 21 July 1973 at least five birds were seen well, all with pure white underparts, prominent white rump, no visible white crown patch.
a) 9:15 AM. Natural song. Bird sings only the simple type song. Quality: 1. Level: +3. 3.75 ips. 203 tape. LN.
b) 10:35 AM. This is almost certainly a different bird from part a). Natural song, simple type. Quality: 1. Level: +3, +5. 7.5 ips. LN. 203 tape.
c) 10:40 AM. Very probably same bird as in b), still natural song but a later song session. Simple song. Quality: "1" (slight insect hiss). Level: +2. 203 tape. LN. 7.5 ips.
Note: From ~9:00 AM on the birds sang simple song, only rarely including a complex phrase. However, ~7-8 AM they sang complex songs, some "veery" long and complex.
Then same bird after playback: calls, then song. Quality: 1. Level: +2. 203 tape. LN.
11:00 AM. Then ~ 15 minutes later, no further playback. (Two phrases.) Quality: 1. Level: +2.
d) 1:30 PM. Weather: Cloudy. Probably same bird as b) & cc). In the interim period the bird has occasionally sung complex phrases but none recorded, and these are all simple. Quality: 1. Level: +2. 7.5 ips. 203 tape. LN.
The bird of parts b/d was collected 22 July 1973 = male #[blank].

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