Jennifer F. M. Horne
8 Oct 1974
- 840.0 km E of Madagascar; Plaine Champagne; beyond Les Marres
- -20.4166667 57.4166667
- 610 meters
- NAGRA III-B
- Fiberglass Parabola 76.2cm (30in)
NOTES: (Breeding Status: territorial paired; Cut Length: 8.1 part A, 8.17 part B) Part A&B. HPF 220 Hz. This pair was building a nest both male and female call; the female calls can be distinguished. The female does all the construction it seems, with the male "singing" fast "plicks" nearby. I do annotate when I succeed in isolating the female [she has most of the male repertory - not heard here - even a slight song soft]. 10:50 both are present and call. Rain but the calling continues [12:30-14:30 raining]! *See my paper in Studies of Mascarene Island Birds [sonograms].