Jennifer F. M. Horne
8 Nov 1973
- 665.0 km SE of Madagascar; 164 KM SW Mauritius; Plaine des Chicots-Gite
- -20.4666667 55.45
- NAGRA III-B
NOTES: (Time: [illegible]. Sound Category: Call, (song phrases with the calls). Behav. Context: Nectar defense.) The season (breeding) for this species seemed to be slightly ahead of those at Bebour. There were fledged young with the groups and less singing but more "interactive" calling. The high piping calls (many calling) are reminiscent of "mobbing" calls. I recorded the next season (1974) on my 2nd & 3rd visits. (See/hear cut LNS 72222 which is the full mobbing hi_ _ "call.").