Abert's Towhee

Melozone aberti

ML45161


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Geoffrey A. Keller
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22.0 km NE of Tucson; Sabino Canyon/Lower Bear Canyon
Arizona, United States
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Age and Sex
Adult – 1
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: (Sex: ?probably male; Breeding stat:?probably territorial, ?breeding; Sound: ?call; Gen. climate: arid; Cover density: sparse ) BNA: Song is heard as well as possibly the Territorial Annoucement Call. CZ 31/03/2004. [Six complete examples of the Song of BNA (0:09, 0:15, 0:28, 0:48, 0:59, 1:23) and two examples of what appear to have been aborted songs (0:23, 0:36). The latter part of the recording contains Territorial Announcement Calls at 0:41, 0:44, 1:11, 1:16, 1:21, 1:36, 1:43, 1:44, 1:47, 1:50, 1:54, 1:55, 1:58, 1:59, 2:00, 2:03 (two), and 2:08. There is a "cryptic" stop-start at 1:10. Quality unchanged (2 - possibly approaching 2-1 in places) - CAM - 24 May 2005]. Habitat: Stream, Riparian, Thicket/Brush, Canyon.

Background Species

Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii
Cactus Wren - Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Gambel's Quail - Callipepla gambelii
White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica

Technical Information

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

Archival Information

Cataloged
14 Nov 2000 by Marilyn Moskal
Digitized
30 Mar 2004 by Claudia Zan
Edited
23 Aug 1989 by Thomas Paolangeli

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