Couch's Kingbird

Tyrannus couchii

ML105592


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Geoffrey A. Keller
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4.0 km W of Falcon Heights; Falcon Dam State Park
Starr, Texas, United States
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Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
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Comments

NOTES: calls, song fragments, chatter from unknown location in deciduous tree [This appears to represent a highly agiated combination of Regularly Repeated Vocalizations (RRV), Compound Vocalizations (CdVs; "Tzeeeeerrhhh" Calls), and Incipient Locomotory Hesitance Vocalizations (ILHVs), all of Smith (1966. Communication and relationships in the genus Tyrannus. Publ. Nuttall Ornith. Cl. 6). Though not recorded at dawn, this would probably represent the "Dawn Song," "Tzeeeeerrhh" Call, and "Kip" Call of BNA. More than one bird appears to be vocalizing, so this may represent some sort of interaction [??] Quality changed from "E" to 1-2 - CAM - 22 December 2004]. Other Behaviors: Court, Advertise. Habitat: River, Riparian.

Background Species

Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
Couch's Kingbird - Tyrannus couchii
Golden-fronted Woodpecker - Melanerpes aurifrons
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Sterna sp. - Sterna sp.
Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor
White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi

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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