Jennifer F. M. Horne
14 Sep 1974
- 665.0 km SE of Madagascar; 164KM SW Mauritius; Plaine des Chicots
- -20.4666667 55.45
- 145 meters
- NAGRA III-B
- Fiberglass Parabola 76.2cm (30in)
NOTES: (Number of Animals and Sex: adults, unknown sex; Social Contact: group; Breeding Status: not territorial) Local name "Merle". Field annotations included "no apparent reaction to playback" except possibly a [unreadable]. "Cat call" and "chuckle calls". Cat call apparently is a "contact call" - but is heard also when a group is feeding together. See page 122 of Vocalizations of the Endemic Land Birds in Mascarene Island Birds, ed. A. W. Diamond.