Yellow-tufted Woodpecker

Melanerpes cruentatus

ML65130


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Paul A. Schwartz
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Río Caura; Caño La Urbana; main camp
Venezuela
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Latitude and Longitude 7.63, -64.88 Map

Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 11. Bulk reel: 256 Weather: Fair. Natural song by rubrifrons-type, apparently a female. Quality: 1. Level: +5. A little before Cut 11 was recorded, I saw a cruentatus-type bird, sex not determined, taking a sunbath, stretched out flat from tip of bill to tip of tail along a limb only slightly larger in and than the bird itself, on an angle ~ 10¡ above the horizontal; the bird's wings hung down on either side, straddling the limb. Prominently heard is Daptrius americanus, a pair of which apparently had a nest near this spot. Note: At Cano La Urbana, 12/III/68, I saw (together with Dean Amadon and Stuart Keith) one male cruentatus-type with two female rubrifrons-type. The birds were obviously in close association and the male and at least one of the females went into the same nest hole, separately and simultaneously.

Background Species

Red-throated Caracara - Ibycter americanus

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA III
Microphone
Electro-Voice 650
Accessories
Parabola 91.4cm (36in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
21 Nov 2002 by Annette Nadeau
Digitized
8 Jul 2009 by David McCartt
Edited
by David L. Ross, Jr.

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