Black-headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus

ML121940


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Curtis Marantz
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Coronado National Forest; Miller Canyon, Miller Peak Trail
Cochise, Arizona, 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
; ; Nest;
Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: Singing bird was a male that was sitting on nest for most of recording, but near the end, the female called several times, followed by a nest exchange and some soft peeping that appeared to represent begging by small nestlings; nest was 12 m away and about 3 m up (ca. three-quarters of the way up a 5 m-tall oak) on slope above trail about 200 m above spur trail to stream and house foundation; cup nest was in crotch in horizontal branch 30-35 cm out from large vertical trunk / branch; male was seen poorly on nest during recording, female seen better following recording; clear, calm, low 60s. Other Behaviors: Mate, Advertise, Beg, Perform Nest Relief, Social Context: Family. Habitat: Forest, Evergreen Forest, Canyon.

Background Species

Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Painted Redstart - Myioborus pictus
Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus
Western Wood-Pewee - Contopus sordidulus

Technical Information

Recorder
HHB PORTADAT PDR 1000
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 20
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
22 Jun 2005 by Curtis Marantz
Digitized
22 Jun 2005 by Martha Fischer
Edited
22 Jun 2005 by Martha Fischer

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