Montezuma Quail (Montezuma)

Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]

ML105253


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Geoffrey A. Keller
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4.0 km W of Fort Davis
Jeff Davis, Texas, United States
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Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Used

Media notes

NOTES: territorial and aggressive calls in response to human imitation of Cyrtonyx montezumae call from steep grassy slope with junipers and oaks [This recording contains primarily the "Buzz" call of the male described in BNA account, but it begins with what appear to be two series of quavering, metallic whistles, possibly given by a female (0:08-0:19 - this being unlike the clear descending whistles in LNS #20811). There is also a two-parted "whir, whiiirrp" and a soft "whip-whoo, whip-whiirr" that I suspect represents the "ough, ough, ough" call and/or the "quiet, moaning cries" mentioned in BNA. Quality changed from "V Good" to 1-2 - CAM - 29 November 2004] ML: Subject changed by ML archival staff from Cyrtonyx montezumae to Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group] following eBird/Clements v2016. -Jay McGowan, 3 Aug 2016. Response to playback: Approach. Other Behaviors: Advertise. Habitat: Savannah.

Background Species

Black-headed Grosbeak - Pheucticus melanocephalus
Cactus Wren - Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Cassin's Kingbird - Tyrannus vociferans
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos
Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor
White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica

Technical Information

Recorder
UHER 4200 REPORT MONITOR
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 106T
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
11 Oct 2000 by Matthew D. Medler
Digitized
11 Oct 2000 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited
11 Oct 2000 by Matthew D. Medler

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