Short-tailed Hawk

Buteo brachyurus

ML313310541


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Rose Ann Rowlett
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eBird Checklist S82682975
Barfoot Junction
Cochise, Arizona, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 31.915, -109.2691 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Flight Call; Flight Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation; Feeding Young
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Media notes

At 10:39am, both adults showed up, coming to the nest briefly, the male carrying a Cliff Chipmunk, which it transferred to the female, who then offered it to the young. She pulls pieces of the prey apart and feeds both juveniles before flying away. There was still screaming in the distance at 10:44am, but I couldn’t view the adults anymore. Recorded with a Sony TCM5000, using a Sennheiser ME67 covered with a foam windscreen.

Observation details

Assisting Noel Snyder with documenting behavior at the first known nesting of Short-tailed Hawk in Arizona, I watched, recorded, and videoed Short-tailed Hawks at a nest, from a blind we had built in a pine tree well away, but where the nest was visible. I add the recordings here. It was a clear, relatively calm morning in the upper Chiricahuas, but it got windy by midday. Though these recordings involved the same set of 2 adults and 2 juveniles, I will load them separately in the order in which I recorded them.

Technical Information

Recorder
Sony TCM5000
Microphone
Sennheiser ME67
Accessories
a foam windscreen
Original file size
8,298KB

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