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Fan-tailed Cuckoo -- Cacomantis flabelliformis

Fred W Loetscher, Jr.
11 Oct 1968 at 14:30

    Geography
  • Australia
    New South Wales
    Locality
  • 40.0 km S of Sydney; Royal National Park; Lady Carrington Dr.
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -34.0833333   151.0
    Elevation
  • 60 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA III
    Microphones
  • AKG 200
    Accessories
  • Parabola 61cm/20.3cm (24in/8in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: Background: CACOMANTIS PYRRHOPHANUS ('SAD' DESCENDING TRILL); Beh. context: UNKNOWN;GULLY WITH COPIUS UNDERGROWTH IN TEMPERATE RAINFOREST - NOW QUITE DRY. THREE ADULTS CLOSE TOGETHER. SINCE OCTOBER IS WELL PAST THE NESTING SEASON IS BEHAVIOR UNKNOWN. VARIED TO DESCRIBE. A 'PSOPHODES OLIVACEUS' CALL NEAR END OF CUT WAS ALMOST 3 ADULT(S); 2 MALE(S); FEMALE(S); Sex: 1 UNKNOWNSURELY MADE BY ONE OF THE MENURA NOVEAHOLLANDIAE. SOME TAIL-SHAKING AND A LITTLE STRUTTING AROUND. BIRDS SCRATCHED AND DUG AMONG THE LEAVES ON FOREST FLOOR (AS MAY BE HEARD IN THIS RECORDING).

ML: Background subject changed from recordist's original identification of Cacomantis flabelliformis pyrrophanus to Cacomantis flabelliformis to conform to eBird Taxonomy (v. 1.55). -Jay McGowan/Matt Medler, July 2015.

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