Jennifer F. M. Horne
21 Oct 1973
- 840.0 km E of Madagascar; Macabe Forest "Parrot Nest Trail"
- -20.3666667 57.4166667
- NAGRA III-B
NOTES: (Recordist's Tape #19B/20A. Time: 1300-1600. 1605-1635.) The endemic Psittacula echo was attempting to nest and the introduced P. krameri was competing for the nest which it took over. Both spp. are heard, and the "exotic" is clear and close. Dr. S. Temple explains a call my "I'm on" stops the talk--There were a number of interactions (some that we could not see) between the two spp. One sequence of P. echo when played back evoked a response from P. krameri. (See notes in Edit book Mau 1 ppl. 92, 93, 94.)
Note some of these sections copied for BLOWS (London) my cut 6.
NB Predominantly it was the male echo calling but the female was present. The endemic echo has a lower frequency call on most occasions, krameri is "higher."
There are sequences when krameri is very close/clear. See Studies of Mascarene Island Birds Ed. Diamond 1987 CU Press.