Say's Phoebe

Sayornis saya

ML106587


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Randolph Little
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24.0 km N of Frenchglen; Jack Mtn Rd 1 mile S of junctuion w/ Foster Flat Rd.
Oregon, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 43.05, -119.0 Map

Age and Sex
Unknown – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Flying; Foraging or Eating
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
; ;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

NOTES: (Behavioral Context: mate contact?, parent-young contact?; General Climate: arid; Cover Density: sparse) "Zweer" calls, the first one given in flight and subsequent ones while perched on sagebrush. The announcement "Western Kingbird" is in error. [Most of the calls here represent the fully peaked form of the Initially Peaked Vocalization (IPV; following Smith, W. J. 1970. Displays and message assortment in Sayornis species. Behaviour 37: 85-112), but there are additional calls that sound much like the "peeping" of young birds (e.g. 0:26-0:28, 0:30, 0:32), although no such vocalization is mentioned in account. Quality added (2-3, 2 - better later in cut) - 4 April 2005]. Other Behaviors: Perform Visual Display, Social Context: Family. Habitat: Chaparral, Scrub, Rocky.

Background Species

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA IV-D
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 404
Accessories
Parabola 91.4cm/30.5cm (36in/12in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
12 Feb 2001 by Nancy Schrempf
Digitized
23 Jan 2001 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited
22 Jan 2001 by Matthew D. Medler

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