Eastern Phoebe

Sayornis phoebe

ML61884


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William W. H. Gunn
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Algonquin Park; Mile #30, Hwy. 60
Ontario, Canada
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Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Song
Behaviors
Breeding
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Playback
Unspecified

Comments

NOTES: #58080. No. calls: 1111''111''''1.1'1.1'/1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111/11111111111. Also heard: water, reflector. [This is essentially the song of the species, including both types of Regularly Repeated Vocalizations (RRVs; see Smith, W. J. 1969. Displays of Sayornis phoebe (Aves, Tyrannidae). Behaviour 33:283-322). The 93 vocalizations here are given in roughly equal proportions. In the first part, the bird alternates between song types, but with three RRV1s given together at 0:27-0:37 and two together at 040-0:48, and then two RRV2s given together at 1:24-1:29. The second part begins with a decapitated RRV2, after which the bird alternates between RRV1 and RRV2, with the exception of two instances in which it gave two RRV2s together (3:05-3:09, 3:41-3:45). The song rate was much higher after 1:38 than it was before this. Note "cryptic" stop-starts at both 1:38 and 3:19. Quality changed from 2, 1 to 2, 1-2 (the second and third parts are much better than the first) - CAM - 14 April 2005].

Background Species

Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Turdus sp. - Turdus sp.
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis

Technical Information

Recorder
Microphone
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
11 Aug 1999
Digitized
21 Sep 2000 by Lauren A. Serafin
Edited

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