Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Northern)

Campephilus principalis principalis

ML104395


©
John V. Dennis
Search this contributor

Big Thicket Region, near Village Creek
Texas, United States
Search this location, Illustrated Checklist

Age and Sex
Unknown – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Unspecified

Comments

See American Birds, June 1975, Vol. 29, No. 3. pp 647-651, John William Hardy publication on this recording. The field recorder was Craig Model 2016 cassette recorder. At 7:30 on 25 February 1968, John V. Dennis, accompanied by his wife and Mrs. Peter Isleib, were approaching a heavily wooded bluff overlooking Village Creek, a tributary of the Neches River, when the party heard the distinct "hant, hant" notes of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker. The tree from which the notes came was screened from view by a dense canopy of pine and other growth. Dennis, who was carrying an inexpensive tape recorder, immediately turned on the recording switch. He succeeded in obtaining several minutes of the "hant, hant" sequence. The party listened for a while in the hope of hearing more call notes. Failing to do so, they followed a path to the edge of the bluff and tried to find the bird. Apparently, by then it had flown, as nothing was seen of it. At the time of the recording, the bird may have been only about 150 feet away. It was a foggy and still morning and a number of birds were singing. ML: Seventeen examples of what I believe is the "kent" or "kint" call of Campephilus principalis (14 in the first part and I believe three in the second). Although the calls are not too different from those of a nuthatch, they do have the quality of the calls in ML6784. (CAM, 22Apr2005).

Technical Information

Recorder
Microphone
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
26 Oct 2004 by Mark E. Reaves
Digitized
26 Oct 2004 by Mark E. Reaves
Edited
26 Oct 2004 by Mark E. Reaves

Related Media

Same Species

View All