California Scrub-Jay

Aphelocoma californica

ML121966


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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
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Foraging or Eating
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: Same family group as in cut #05-RDAT04-05 recorded at same spot, a small grove of three or four large (8-10 m tall but with 1+ m dbh trunks) Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) trees with an understory of grass and Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus), all on a steep, east-facing slope surrounded by Coastal Sage Scrub along Rattlesnake Flats Trail just below saddle; at least three birds were seen at this time, and those giving what sounded like begging calls were indeed full-tailed, but rather scruffy-headed juveniles; birds were moving about between the ground and 5 m up; clear, onshore breeze (apparently from NW), mid- 60s. Number of individuals=AU1+JF2+;. Other Behaviors: Establish Flock Contact, Advertise, Establish Parent Young Contact, Beg, Social Context: Family. Habitat: Forest, Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, Scrub, Grove.

Background Species

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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