Jennifer F. M. Horne
3 Dec 1974
- 665.0 km SE of Madagascar; 164 KM SW Mauritius; Le Foret du Bebour
- STELLAVOX SP7
NOTES: (Time: 0515-0556. No. of Aniimals/Sex: 6/7 adultsl, male(s) and female(s). Breeding Status: Not territorial, breeding.) Not territorial except near nest and defending a food source.
ALL fieldl annotations included (from 0515-0555) individuals were coming down the side of the "crater" hill (where they had roosted) down into the valley to where they were feeding. I have kept the calls from all the individiuals together on this cut as that was exactly how they were recorded as one after the other they came past us and on down. I could each time hear the past one down the valley as the oncoming one from the hill came toward us.
Note: although I use the term " pair," they were behaving as if male + female. I did not in this instance have them "sexed"--I use the term solely on behaviour as they were behaving as a "pair" in the mated sense.