Boreal Chickadee

Poecile hudsonicus

ML14706


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Robert C. Stein
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NEAR LAC LOUVICOURT
Quebec, Canada
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Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Foraging or Eating
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Unspecified

Comments

NOTES: Weather: WIND; SEVERAL BIRDS, PERHAPS A FAMILY, FEEDING IN JACKPINES. [The vocalizations in this recording are more variable than those in most others. It begins with what appears to be a "seep" note (0:048), followed by an A-note and a "Chit" note (0:05). The two calls at 0:07-0:08 may represent the "Sexual Dit" of BNA or the "Male Solicitation Call" of M. A. McLaren (1976. Auk 93: 451-463)? Following these calls, most of the remaining vocalizations are "Chick-a-Dee" calls, either with two A-notes followed by one D-note (0:14, 0:38, 0:48, 0:52, 0:57, 1:23) or by two D-notes (0:20, 0:23, 0:25, 0:29, 0:32, 0:35, 0:54, 1:10, and 1:19), or three A-notes followed by two D-notes (1:06, 1:16). Finally, the call at 1:04 appears to represent a "Gargle." Quality changed from 2 to 2-1 - CAM - 12 January 2005]. Habitat: Second-growth.

Background Species

Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA III-B
Microphone
AKG 200
Accessories
Parabola 91.4cm/30.5cm (36in/12in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
Digitized
22 May 2001 by Martha Fischer
Edited

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