Musician Wren (Musician)

Cyphorhinus arada arada


Curtis Marantz
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Reserva Florestal de Imataca; Campamento Río Grande
Bolívar, Venezuela
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Latitude and Longitude 8.1103, -61.6955 Map

Age and Sex
Unknown – 1
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This recording has multiple parts, the first part representing natural song, the second part song after limited playback, and the remaining parts after more extensive playback, in response which the bird approached rapidly and closely. At times perching right out of the open at the edge of thick growth right along the road (where we saw it well, although it rarely remained the open for very long). The song given in response to playback was essentially the same as it was before playback, but with the interval between songs was much reduced. This bird did not chatter much in response to playback. The bird was initially unseen but probably about 15-18 meters away and low in the undergrowth near the end of the short spur road, and possibly on the backside of a small berm that was created when they made the road. The bird typically remained 1/2 to 1 meter up and in dense growth, though it went as high as 2-2 1/2 meters and sometimes came out into the open. In the third part of this recording the bird was about 10 meters away, and at the end, it was about 5 meters away and 1 meter above the ground in the dense growth right along the edge of the road amid mostly dead vegetation that appeared to have been pushed here by a bulldozer when the road was created. We had been in the same general area all morning and it was not until just before I got onto the bird that it began singing. there also seemed to be only a single bird. partly cloudy, intermittent trace breeze, 76° 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

Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Buff-throated) - Xiphorhynchus guttatus [guttatus Group]
Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus pardalotus
Fasciated Antshrike - Cymbilaimus lineatus
Grayish Mourner - Rhytipterna simplex
Gray-fronted Dove - Leptotila rufaxilla
Gray Antbird - Cercomacra cinerascens
Mealy Parrot - Amazona farinosa
Orange-winged Parrot - Amazona amazonica
Painted Tody-Flycatcher - Todirostrum pictum
Ruddy Pigeon - Patagioenas subvinacea
Slender-footed Tyrannulet - Zimmerius gracilipes
red howler monkey - Alouatta seniculus

Technical Information

Sennheiser MKH 20
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

9 Aug 2016 by Brad Walker
9 Aug 2016 by Brad Walker
9 Aug 2016 by Brad Walker

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