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Black-backed Woodpecker

Picoides arcticus

ML49471


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Curtis Marantz
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6.0 km W of Sattley; Yuba Pass; N side Hwy. 49
Sierra, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.6167, -120.5 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call; Non-vocal
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: (Number of Animals: Nestling(s)? Breed. Status: Breeding. Gen. Climate: Humid. Gen. Hab.: Taiga? Weather: Trace breeze.) Nest about 15 m up in a live Red Fir tree in an area with extensive Lodgepole Pine and a few Red Fir. Larger trees have been cut with many logs and branches on the ground. BNA: Adult Call Note is heard (also termed Kyik, chet, chuck, or clicking), as well as "Chirp" calls from nestlings. CZ 25/02/2004. [This represents primarily the Chirp Calls of nestlings, but the Chirps become Loud Chirp Calls when the adult arrives to feed them at 0:14, and there are seven examples of the "kyip" Call Note given as the adult bird flew off (some of the latter quite distant). Quality changed from 3 to 2-3 - CAM - 26 April 2005]. Other Behaviors: Bill Drumming, Establish Parent Young Contact, Beg, Care For Young. Habitat: Forest, Coniferous Forest.

Background Species

Brown Creeper - Certhia americana
Cassin's Finch - Haemorhous cassinii

Technical Information

Recorder
SONY TC-D5 PRO II
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 815
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
6 Nov 2000 by Annette Nadeau
Digitized
25 Feb 2004 by Claudia Zan
Edited
26 Oct 1990 by Heather Wood

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