Eastern Phoebe

Sayornis phoebe

ML100741


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Wil Hershberger
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Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary
Frederick, Maryland, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.4179, -77.207 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: Unusual. Eastern phoebe male calls and flight song. Long cut. [This relatively long recording contains several different vocalizations. The seven vocalizations that begin the recording (0:065-2:17) are the Locomotory Hesitance Vocalizations (LHVs) of Smith (1969. Displays of Sayornis phoebe (Aves, Tyrannidae). Behaviour 33:283-322; Figure 1a). The middle part of the recording (2:48-5:34) contains 94 Simple Vocalizations from the closer bird and others from a second bird in the background (Figure 2b), what presumably represents a Doubled Vocalization (4:145; Figures 2e and f), another LHV (5:06), and a single Bipeaked Vocalization (5:28; Figure 4). Near the end is a series combining Bipeaked Vocalizations and type 2 Regularly Repeated Vocalizations (RRV2s) before ending with a typical RRV2, all said to be given during a flight display (5:34-5:40). Following this display, the recording concludes with song consisting of mostly RRV2s but also five RRV1s (5:44-6:48; RRV1s at 5:445, 5:475, 6:10, 6:13, and 6:34), and then a Simple Vocalization (6:50) and two LHVs (6:56, 7:01) just before the bird flew into the house. Quality changed from ~1- to 1-2 - CAM - 13 April 2005]. Response to playback: No response. Other Behaviors: Advertise. Habitat: Forest, Deciduous Forest.

Technical Information

Recorder
SONY TCD-D10 PRO II
Microphone
Sennheiser ME 62; Sennheiser ME 66
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
8 Nov 1999 by Martha Fischer
Digitized
3 Apr 2001 by Martha Fischer
Edited
8 Nov 1999 by Martha Fischer

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