Eastern Phoebe

Sayornis phoebe

ML105535


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Geoffrey A. Keller
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35.0 km N of Brackettville; Kickapoo Cavern State Natural Area
Edwards, Texas, United States
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Age and Sex
Adult Female – 1
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
; ;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

NOTES: song and calls from numerous locations in oak and on fence post and hedge row [This recording begins with the song of the species, including both types of Regularly Repeated Vocalizations (RRVs; see Smith, W. J. 1969. Displays of Sayornis phoebe (Aves, Tyrannidae). Behaviour 33:283-322). The 20 "songs" here represent mostly RRV2s, with only five RRV1s (0:06, 0:17, 0:27, 0:52, and 1:01). The dominance of RRV2s is said to be atypical in this species (fide BNA), although it is typical of the available recordings. Following the songs are two Locomotory Hesitance Vocalizations (1:15, 1:18) and 15 "chip" calls or Simple Vocalizations (1:09-1:365). Quality changed from "E" to 2, 1-2 (the quality for the calls is better than that of the songs) - CAM - 13 April 2005]. Other Behaviors: Advertise, Court. Habitat: Grassland.

Background Species

Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos
Painted Bunting - Passerina ciris
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
20 Nov 2000 by Matthew D. Medler
Digitized
20 Nov 2000 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited
20 Nov 2000 by Matthew D. Medler

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