California Thrasher

Toxostoma redivivum

ML121962


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Curtis Marantz
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Montana de Oro State Park, Coon Creek
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 35.2567, -120.875 Map

Age and Sex
Adult – 1
Sounds
Call; Non-vocal
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
; ;
Playback
Used

Comments

NOTES: Bird was 15-20 m away and initially about 2 m up in dead Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis), but then flew to small Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) and perched about 4 m up at top and called before dropping down into Baccharis and Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus); in all, bird was 1-6 m up and well seen; this was recorded after I had flushed the bird and used some ÒspishingÓ to get it to pop up and call, after which, the bird indeed popped up and began calling; recorded along Rattlesnake Flats Trail at saddle at top of hill above Coon Creek (35¡ 15' 24Ó N, 120¡ 52' 30Ó W); the referenced recording said to be made earlier was not copied; slight breeze at my back but conditions otherwise similar (clear, breezy, mid-60s). [This represents primarily the loud "Churrip" or "Hreek" Call of BNA, but there is also a brief wing flutter when the flew. Quality unchanged (1-2) - CAM - 21 October 2005]. Other Behaviors: Mate. Habitat: Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, Scrub.

Background Species

Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna
Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
California Quail - Callipepla californica
Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus
Wrentit - Chamaea fasciata

Technical Information

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

Archival Information

Cataloged
25 Jul 2005 by Curtis Marantz
Digitized
25 Jul 2005 by Martha Fischer
Edited
25 Jul 2005 by Martha Fischer

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