Bushtit

Psaltriparus minimus

ML121969


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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 35.2333, -120.8814 Map

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

Comments

NOTES: Apparently two members of a flock of 8-10 birds foraging in riparian corridor along Coon Creek Trail just below second bridge; birds were seen 6-8 m away and 5-7 m up; these birds were in the mid- to upper branches of the Arroyo Willow (Salix lasiolepis) along the trail with Coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica), Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), and blackberry (Ribes sp.) brambles as the understory; I ÒspishedÓ at the birds before I recorded this, but it had no apparent effect. [This represents primarily the "Long-distance Contact Call" but there are also examples of "Contact Calls," most of which are quite soft (0:13, 0:14, 0:15, 0:295, 0:30, 0:315, 0:355, 0:435, 0:46-0:47, 0:535, 0:575, 1:01, and 1:10). Also evident are various calls by Poecile rufescens (e.g., 0:155, 0:195). Quality unchanged (2-1) - CAM - 21 October 2005]. Number of individuals=UU8-10;. Other Behaviors: Establish Flock Contact, Advertise. Habitat: Deciduous Forest, Creek, Riparian, Thicket/Brush.

Background Species

California Thrasher - Toxostoma redivivum
Chestnut-backed Chickadee - Poecile rufescens
California Scrub-Jay - Aphelocoma californica
Nashville Warbler - Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Pacific-slope Flycatcher - Empidonax difficilis
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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