White-tailed Tropicbird

Phaethon lepturus

ML136098951


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Glenn Seeholzer
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eBird Checklist S51865710
Parque del Puente Juan Carlos (18.4684,-69.8296)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Latitude and Longitude 18.4684, -69.8296 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Flight Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

Initially two individuals were flying within 100 meters of the sea cliffs. Periodically, one would appear to chase the other or at least fly together, which is when they would call most frequently and the strongest. Sea noise and road traffic from the highway interchange behind us made for challenging recording conditions.

Observation details

Engaged in courtship flight and seemingly prospecting for nest sites at these vertical rock cliffs. One initially unseen bird took off from the cliffs after we had arrived. Apparently this is the only record on eBird for this species around Santo Domingo during the boreal winter (Dec-Feb). GFS recorded the calling birds, but there was a lot of ambient city noise.

Technical Information

Recorder
Nagra SD
Microphone
Telinga Pro Universal MK2 with Sennheiser ME62/K6
Accessories
Original file size
14,463KB

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