Tiny Tyrant-Manakin

Tyranneutes virescens

ML222353


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Curtis Marantz
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Reserva Florestal de Imataca; Campamento Río Grande
Bolívar, Venezuela
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Latitude and Longitude 8.1987, -61.723 Map

Age and Sex
Unknown – 1
Sounds
Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Used

Media notes

Unseen bird was 12-15 meters up overhead in dense tangles near the top of one of two ca. 18 meter-tall trees in the mid-levels of good terra firme forest along the 200-meter trail about 75 meters south of the main trail in the forestry plots. The bird seemed to shift positions during the first part of this recording, but I think it moved only about 2 meters at this time. In response to playback, this bird made a slow, spiraling flight downward with its crest fully erected and a emitting bumblebee-like buzz with its wings before landing at about half the height it had been on a small diagonal branch about 6 meters up and 6-7 meters away from me, where it remained during the second part of this recording. I could hear a second bird way off in the distance. Mostly cloudy, breeze beginning to pick up, 78° 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

Gray Antbird - Cercomacra cinerascens
Mouse-colored Antshrike - Thamnophilus murinus
Rufous-throated Antbird - Gymnopithys rufigula
Screaming Piha - Lipaugus vociferans
Slate-colored Grosbeak - Saltator grossus

Technical Information

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

Archival Information

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

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