Painted Parakeet (Painted)

Pyrrhura picta picta


Curtis Marantz
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Reserva Florestal de Imataca; Campamento Río Grande
Bolívar, Venezuela
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Latitude and Longitude 8.1153, -61.6477 Map

Age and Sex
Unknown – 9
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Not Used

Media notes

Calls by small groups of birds that were well seen as they perched, initially 35 meters away and 30 meters up, but later about 22-25 meters up and about the same distance away given that they were almost directly overhead, all the while in open branches at the top of a very large and somewhat isolated tree at the edge of the forest adjacent to a small swampy area that seemed to have resulted from a small stream and backed up when they built the road [08° 06’ 55.1” N, 61° 38’ 51.8” W. 290 m]. It was unclear if this tree was dead or deciduous, though it appeared at a dead. The two parts of this recording actually seem to involve different birds, although they were both perched in the same tree only a few minutes apart. The first part of the recording begin with a single individual that was then joined by a second bird. The first bird then flew off, but the second bird remained in the tree calling until it was joined by six more birds (with nine birds together at the end of the second part and through the third and fourth parts of this recording, although until I was done recording I thought there were only seven birds). Intermittent breeze, partly cloudy, 82-85° 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

Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch - Sporophila angolensis
Crested Oropendola - Psarocolius decumanus
Gray Antbird - Cercomacra cinerascens
hermit sp. - Phaethornis sp.
Piratic Flycatcher - Legatus leucophaius
Rufous-browed Peppershrike - Cyclarhis gujanensis
Silver-beaked Tanager - Ramphocelus carbo
Slender-footed Tyrannulet - Zimmerius gracilipes
Streaked Flycatcher - Myiodynastes maculatus

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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