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Brown-crested Flycatcher (South American)

Myiarchus tyrannulus tyrannulus/bahiae


Curtis Marantz
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18.0 km SE of Borba on road to the Rio Mapia
Amazonas, Brazil
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Latitude and Longitude -4.5344, -59.5756 Map

Age and Sex
Adult – 1
Dawn Song; Song
Not Used


NOTES: This bird was initially unseen but about 75-100 meters away, later as close as 40 meters away, and 5-8 meters up in the middle to upper levels in 5-10 meter-tall Cecropia and other trees; initial playback had little effect, but after it got light, playback of the last cut resulted in the bird calling and a relatively aggressive approach, during which I saw the bird relatively well as it zipped back-and-forth and described it on tape; this was recorded in scrubby farmland with manioc fields bordered by Cecropia trees and much scrubby growth about 18 kilometers from town where we got the car stuck briefly at dawn; though I could not be sure, the bird singing here may be the same one that was calling in the previous cut (#2000-49-02); high thin clouds overhead, calm, 76¡F. Response to playback: Approach. Response to playback: Different song. Other Behaviors: Advertise. Habitat: Rural, Field, Second-growth, Scrub.

Background Species

Blue-black Grassquit - Volatinia jacarina
Bright-rumped Attila - Attila spadiceus
Buff-breasted Wren - Cantorchilus leucotis
Chaetura sp. - Chaetura sp.
Grayish Saltator - Saltator coerulescens
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon
Moustached Wren - Pheugopedius genibarbis
Russet-crowned Crake - Anurolimnas viridis
Short-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus ferox
Silver-beaked Tanager - Ramphocelus carbo
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet - Camptostoma obsoletum
White-fringed Antwren - Formicivora grisea
White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi

Technical Information

Sennheiser MKH 20
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

7 Dec 2005 by Curtis Marantz
7 Dec 2005 by Michael Andersen
7 Dec 2005 by Michael Andersen

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