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Cassin's Finch

Haemorhous cassinii

ML45328


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Randolph Little
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16.0 km SE of Loyalton; Jones Valley
Sierra, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.5833, -120.1167 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: (Species Sound: frequent; Behavioral Context: courtship?, mate contact?, contentment?; General Climate: arid; Cover Density: sparse; Field Recorder: Nagra E #461; General Habitat: edge between open field and pine forest) BNA: The male song is heard with possibly elements of mimicry (pit-ick or pit-er-ik call of Western Tanager). Some soft calls are heard, but I am not sure of what they are. There are also several louder calls which may be of a different species, possibly Western Kingbird calls (from about 26 seconds-38 seconds) CZ 20/07/2004. [There is only one, decapitated song here in addition to several calls that do not quite match anything described in BNA account (e.g., 0:06, 0:13, 0:17, 1:04, 1:10, 1:14, 1:19, 1:25, and 1:28). The lone song (0:48-0:52) ends with imitations of at least Piranga ludoviciana (call), Colaptes auratus (peeeur), and possibly, the call of Myadestes townsendi. Quality changed from 3 to 2-3 - CAM - 7 February 2005]. Other Behaviors: Advertise, Social Context: Mixed. Habitat: Forest, Evergreen Forest, Coniferous Forest, Field, Chaparral.

Background Species

Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Richardson's ground squirrel - Spermophilus richardsonii

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA E
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 805
Accessories
Parabola 91.4cm/30.5cm (36in/12in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
6 Nov 2000 by Nancy Schrempf
Digitized
20 Jul 2004 by Claudia Zan
Edited
27 Oct 1989 by Thomas Paolangeli

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