Black Phoebe (Northern)

Sayornis nigricans [nigricans Group]

ML40527


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Geoffrey A. Keller
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18.0 km SE of Green Valley, Madera Canyon
Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States
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Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: BNA: Song RRV1 and RRV2 ("Tee-hee and Tee-hoo). Initially Peaked Vocalization ("Tieur"). mf [This is the Primary Song of BNA, consisting almost exclusively of Regularly Repeated Vocalizations 1 and 2 (RRV1, RRV2), but with three Initially Peaked Vocalizations (IPVs; see also Smith, W. J. 1970. Song-like displays of Sayornis species. Behaviour 37: 64-84). Typically the bird alternates between RRV1s and RRV2s, but in numerous instances, it gave two or three RRV1s together between RRV2s (e.g., 0:085-0:115, 0:13-0:16, 0:56-0:58...). All three IPVs appear to represent the "high-tailed" form (0:39, 1:02, 1:28), but the last one is intermediate between this form and the "chevron-peaked" form. Quality unchanged (2) - CAM - 4 April 2005]. Other Behaviors: Advertise. Habitat: Forest, Evergreen Forest, Coniferous Forest, Deciduous Forest, Stream, Riparian, Canyon.

Background Species

Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon
Scott's Oriole - Icterus parisorum

Technical Information

Recorder
UHER 4200
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 106T
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
Digitized
6 May 2004 by Martha Fischer
Edited

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