Curve-billed Thrasher (curvirostre Group)

Toxostoma curvirostre [curvirostre Group]

ML45203


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Geoffrey A. Keller
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37.0 km E of Douglas; Guadalupe Canyon
Arizona, United States
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Age and Sex
Adult – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: (Sex: ?male; Breeding stat:?probably territorial, ?breeding; Gen. climate: arid; Cover density: sparse; Water: dry wash; Env. zone: Chihuahuan Desert) [Given that the loud "kuk" calls appear to be given by the same bird as the sharp "wheet" notes, I suspect that these all represent calls by Toxostoma curvirostre. If so, the "kuk" calls probably represent the threat call noted in BNA (0:07, 0:10, 0:28, 0:52) and the "wheet" the latter part of the more typical "whit-wheet" (0:25, 0:35, 0:39, 0:46). I suspect this bird was alarmed for some reason, possibly having a nest or young nearby. Quality changed from 1-2 to 2-1 - CAM - 3 November 2005]. Habitat: Riparian, Desert, Scrub.

Background Species

Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii
Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
Lucy's Warbler - Leiothlypis luciae
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
15 Nov 2000 by Marilyn Moskal
Digitized
23 Jan 2004 by Claudia Zan
Edited
24 Aug 1989 by Thomas Paolangeli

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