Little Hermit

Phaethornis longuemareus

ML221661


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Curtis Marantz
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Caño Colorado
Monagas, Venezuela
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Latitude and Longitude 9.8882, -62.9479 Map

Age and Sex
Male – 1
Sounds
Non-vocal; Song
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Unspecified

Media notes

This recording highlighted one member of the lek of these birds that sang consistently at this site (this was the same lek, and in the same spot, but probably not one of the same birds that I recorded the previous day), a flowering Heliconia thicket right along the road probably about 1 1/2 kilometers beyond the last house [09° 53’ 17.5” N, 62° 56’ 52.3” W, ca. 5 m, at the first open spot along the road just before the lek]. I did see this bird, a male, very well when I recorded it as it perched 4 meters away and 15-30 centimeters above the ground on a roughly horizontal twig. Typical of this species, this bird pumped its tail up-and-down conspicuously as it sang. at least one other bird is singing in the background. Partly cloudy, intermittently breezy, 83°F. Equipment Notes: Sennheiser powered using phantom power and with filter in flat position and attenuator off for all recordings. Nagra input set at 2 mV / Pa and low-pass filter in flat position unless noted otherwise.

Background Species

Blue-and-yellow Macaw - Ara ararauna
Rufous-tailed Jacamar - Galbula ruficauda
White-throated Toucan - Ramphastos tucanus

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA ARES-BB+
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 20
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
3 Aug 2016 by Brad Walker
Digitized
3 Aug 2016 by Brad Walker
Edited
3 Aug 2016 by Brad Walker

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