Akiapolaau

Hemignathus wilsoni

ML56469


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Thane Pratt
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Kanakaleonui kipuka, Mauna Kea Forest Reserve
Hawaii, Hawaii, United States
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Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Unspecified

Comments

NOTES: NOTES ON DATA LOG: [recorded] 0840 - 1030 hr. Habitat: Subalpine Dry (mamane) Forest. The subjects were a banded pair of akis (AKIP) encountering another pair at the boundary between their territories. The birds recorded were G/O (adult male) singing and calling and R/R (adult female) giving whistle calls, swit calls, and tapping with the lower mandible. At times, a third bird, neighboring male B/W, can be heard counter singing with G/O. Sadly, these birds are now dead, and the entire "population" in this unique, isolated habitat numbers three aging males. Although the species survives in other habitats, this tape is impoartant for historical purposes. The tape records representative vocalizations from the species' repertoire at this site. Other birds heard in the backgound are Eurasian Skylark, Hawaii Amakihi, House Finch, and Red-billed Leiothrix. NOTES ON DATA LOG FOR THIS CUT: Song w/ trill at end. Counter-singing. NOTES ON TAPE: "G/G" "That was G/O not G/G.". Other Behaviors: Counter Singing.

Technical Information

Recorder
UHER 4000 REPORT L
Microphone
Sennheiser ME 20
Accessories
Sony PBR-330 Parabola 32.8cm/6.5cm(12.9in/2.6in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
9 Jul 2000 by Martha Fischer
Digitized
13 Sep 2000 by Martha Fischer
Edited
by Steven R. Pantle

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