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Blue-headed Coucal -- Centropus monachus More
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White-browed Coucal -- Centropus superciliosus
African Yellow-Warbler -- Iduna natalensis
African Emerald Cuckoo -- Chrysococcyx cupreus
Klaas's Cuckoo -- Chrysococcyx klaas
Red-chested Cuckoo -- Cuculus solitarius
Black Crake -- Zapornia flavirostra

Myles E. W. North
7 Jan 1965 at 18:15

    Geography
  • Kenya
    Locality
  • WHISPERS FARM; NW SUBURB OF NAIROBI
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  • Mono
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  • UHER 4000S
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  • Parabola 43.2cm (17in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: MYLES WAS AT N END OF FARM. MANY BIRDS CAN BE HEARD IN THIS HABITAT. AT ONE POINT THERE ARE 2 SPECIES OF COUCALS THAT CAN BE HEARD - THE LOW BIRD CALLS ARE C. MONACHUS AND THE HIGHER QUICKER BUBBLING CALL IS C. SUPERCILIOSUS. THIS RECORDING GIVES AN INTERESTING COMPARISON BETWEEN THE 2 SPECIES. ALL ARE RATHER DISTANT IN THE MARSH - UP TO 150 YDS AWAY. HABITAT IS A 'VLEI' - A DAMP MOIST REEDY MARSH AREA. MYLES SEES 2 LARGE BIRDS CALLING. THE BIRDS WERE CALLING INTERMITTENTLY BETWEEN 1815 AND 1850 HRS.

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