Spectacled Finch

Callacanthis burtoni

ML171025031


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Andrew Spencer
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eBird Checklist S57775935
Lokat Bangus (Little Bangus Valley)
Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Latitude and Longitude 34.3728, 74.0325 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
Playback
Unspecified

Media notes

Eight cuts from a male bird that was moving both on the ground and up in conifers in a small meadow, surrounded by grazed coniferous forest. The first cut is natural, and while vocalizing the bird was perched high and hidden in a tall spruce tree. The later cuts are after playback, and are mostly while perched at mid-height in a tall, dead conifer. The third cut (the longest) starts out with the bird on the ground at very close range, giving a variety of calls. It then flies to various perches and culminates in the louder two note song-like vocalization. The White-winged Crossbill-like trilled phrases were always given when on a high, exposed perch. A second male and at least one female were seen off and on nearby during these recordings.

Background Species

Black-and-yellow Grosbeak - Mycerobas icterioides
Himalayan Bluetail - Tarsiger rufilatus
Large-billed Crow (Large-billed) - Corvus macrorhynchos [macrorhynchos Group]
Lemon-rumped Warbler - Phylloscopus chloronotus
Western Crowned Warbler - Phylloscopus occipitalis
White-cheeked Nuthatch - Sitta leucopsis
Eurasian Wren - Troglodytes troglodytes

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices MixPre-3
Microphone
Wildtronics Pro Mono
Accessories
Wildtronics 22" parabola
Original file size
76,112KB

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