White-tailed Kite

Elanus leucurus

ML119488


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Geoffrey A. Keller
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in the Lake Moreno area, near the Cleveland National Forest
San Diego, California, United States
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Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Unspecified

Comments

NOTES: "Pair of kites were presumed nesting in oak tree on boulder-strewn ridge, adjacent to dry lake bed. Crows were mobbing the kites, as well as kites retaliating, chasing crows..." [This exceptionally long cut contains mostly "Kewt" or "Keep" calls but also "Grrrkkk" calls (2:25-2:26, 15:01-15:03) a few clucking calls (2:51-2:54 - unclear whether kite or crow), and some soft twitters. The region between 9:35 and 9:56 has both good "Keep" calls and a few soft twitters, and the region between 17:56 and 18:17 has both "Keep" calls and some harsher "Grrrkkk" calls. Quality changed from 1-2 to 2, 1-2 (The first part has wind noise but the rest has calls of Corvus brachyrhynchos scattered throughout. In some cases, it is difficult to determine whether the grating calls were given by the kites or the crows) - CAM - 23 November 2004]. Other Behaviors: Scold, Emit Alarm.

Technical Information

Recorder
HHB PORTADAT PDR 1000
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 106
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
10 Mar 2004 by Martha Fischer
Digitized
10 Mar 2004 by Martha Fischer
Edited
10 Mar 2004 by Martha Fischer

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