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Mauritius Gray White-eye

Zosterops mauritianus

ML167647


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Jon Erickson
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Mare Vacoas
Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius
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Latitude and Longitude -20.2313, 57.3037 Map

Age and Sex
Unknown – 6
Sounds
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Comments

A group of approx. 6 white-eyes fly into a small group of shrubs on the side of the trail. The micropphone is initially focused on a single bird, but eventually moves between birds. The birds are moving amongst the branches rapidly, only remained briefly at one position, and often hanging upside-down from the branches. Through this activity of short but frequent movement from tree to tree, they eventually cross over the path towards the resevoir. Just after crossing the path, the flycatcher lands on a branch in one of the small trees in which are also several white-eyes. It stays there for a moment and then flies towards the resevoir. At 3:45, the flycatcher's calls can begin to be heard in the background. It becomes louder at approx. 4:45. No visual contact is made with the bird during these calls.

Background Species

Mascarene Paradise-Flycatcher - Terpsiphone bourbonnensis

Technical Information

Recorder
MARANTZ PMD 661
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 20
Accessories
Telinga Parabola 54.7cm/15.5cm (21.5in/6.1in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
16 Mar 2012 by David McCartt
Digitized
16 Mar 2012 by David McCartt
Edited
16 Mar 2012 by David McCartt

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