1 Adult Male
perform visual display
Jeffrey L Larkin
20 May 1993
- 0.6 km W of Rt. 104, Hanibal
- 43.3166667 -76.5833333
- Deciduous Forest
- MARANTZ PMD 222
- Sennheiser ME 80
NOTES: Other Habitat- secondary succession fields
Recordist- Bird sings Blue-wing & Golden-wing type I songs alternately. Color-banded bird on Dr. John Confer's study site. Bird has been present on the site for 3 years to date.
The following are notes from an e-mail (2/28/98) from John Confer regarding this recording: Frank Gill (Pres.-elect of the AOU and Wes Lanyon past pres. defined the primary song of GWWA and BWWA as Type I. It is the Bee-Buzbuzbuzbuz of the GWWA or the Bee-Buzz of the BWWA. A bivalent singing bird alternates Type I of both species. This is the only recording of a bird doing this. I believe this is only the third published record for BWWA plus one published note for a GWWA and this is the only recording of a bird alternative between both primary songs. It was color-banded and did return to give the same bivalent song in three years. It should go on the V pinus reel. However, the bird did have some plumage characteristics of a GWWA and probably had hybrid ancestry several generations back. Perhaps it should be cross-referenced in the hybrid reel or even in the GWWA reel???
LNS- The original recording was made on a TDK EC-12M Endless Cassette. This type of cassette can only be played in the User Services studio cassette deck, so an R-DAT copy was made from the original, and then the archival copies were made from the R-DAT.
[Fifty-seven songs, mosdt of which are four-noted "beee bzzzz, bzzzz, bzzzz" songs typical of Vermivora chrysoptera (songs at 4:10 have three elements and those at 2:43, 4:17 have five elements), but there are typical Type I songs of V. pinus given at 1:48, 5:03, 6:01 (decapitated), 6:27, 6:47, 6:59, 7:40, 9:03, 9:15, 9:37, and 10:01. The introductory buzzz in most of these songs descends only slightly, but probably enough to be considered the Type IB song of BNA. Quality added (2 - quite a bit of wind noise and some handling noise in places) - CAM - 14 June 2005]