Double-banded Courser

Smutsornis africanus

ML21725971


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Andrew Spencer
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eBird Checklist S24918435
Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve
Afar, Ethiopia
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Latitude and Longitude 9.329, 40.3594 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Flight Song; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

At the beginning of a cut there are two birds displaying, where the would stand up straighter than normal while calling. Then one flies off and the other gives the constant piping calls. Towards the end of the first part of the cut the second bird flies and performs a flight display, in which it flew about 10m off the ground with more fluttery than usual wingbeats. After the one second silence, the first series of piping calls are being given by the same bird that gave the flight display earlier. The second bird of that pair flies in at the end of this cut and both given their ground display where they stand up very straight while calling.

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices 702
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH20
Accessories
Telinga 22" parabola
Original file size
10,762KB

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