Chukar

Alectoris chukar

ML2548


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William V. Ward
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HALEAKALA NAT. PARK; HALEAKALA CRATER
Maui, Hawaii, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 20.75, -156.2167 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
; ;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Cock stood on a rock, calling like a rooster crowing. Other birds, possibly family group, joined in. When not vocalizing, the bird scratched around apparently getting ready to roost for the night. The Haleakala Crater (dormant) is 7 miles by 2.5 miles wide. The crater floor averages 7500 feet at the west end and about 8000 feet elsewhere. The west is dry and desert-like and suitable for this species. The east is lush and more-suited for rainforest birds. ML: Chukar (Alectoris chukar) was split from Rock Partridge (A. graeca) after this recording was made; the North American birds (including those in Hawaii) refer to the former species. BNA: This appears to represent the "Rally Calls" of multiple birds (following BNA) - CAM - 21 March 2005. Other Behaviors: Advertise. Habitat: Rocky.

Technical Information

Recorder
MAGNEMITE 610E
Microphone
Altec 688A
Accessories
Parabola 101.6cm/25.4cm (40in/10in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
Digitized
23 Mar 2005 by Michael Andersen
Edited

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