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Red-legged Tinamou

Crypturellus erythropus

ML70989


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Paul A. Schwartz
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Rio Querecual; a long road from Boca de Tigre to Santa Ines
Anzoátegui, Venezuela
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Latitude and Longitude 9.7, -64.45 Map

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

Comments

NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut #E-2. Bulk reel #500 203 tape. Song type 1 = SO-SOO-la; 2 = SO-SO-LA; 3 = SO-LAA. a) 6:30 AM. Bird with ~ low-pitched type 1 phrase. Notes all on one pitch. Quality: 1- to 1. Level: +3. 3.75 & 7.5 ips. In background at one place is heard a type 2 phrase by another bird. Then a higher-pitched type 1 phrase also heard. b) 7:00 AM. As this [higher-pitched] bird was gradually moving [along? down?], I switched the "focus" to it but after I finally "found" it, it gave only one more call which is here recorded; the bird of a) is heard "out of focus." Quality: 2+. Level: +3. 3.75 ips. then more recording of same bird in a). The (or a) higher-voiced bird heard in background. Quality: 1-. Level: +3. Cut E-2 was recorded down the path on the other side of the river from where I was camped, and from where the bird of Cut E-1 (especially b & d) was recorded and collected. The bird of a) was brought (and kept) close by my whistling type 2 phrase, which seemed just as effective as type 1 in attracting the bird. This bird seen; male acc. to plumage, with very little black barring on back. During the time when I was trying to find a good focus for othe higher-voiced bird, which was moving and apparently coming closer, the bird of a) began moving away from me in the direction toward the higher-voiced bird. Perhaps this was why the higher-voiced bird then "stopped" singing and apparently moved farther away. (I cannot be sure the high voice later heard in distance is by the same bird that had been close.) I tried imitations of all kinds (1 & 2, low & high) but the high-voiced bird did not come close again. However, the low-voiced bird again came close but it remain[ed] only briefly and started moving away. I then changed my position to ~ 40 m. away, hoping this would bring the bird close again, but it continued moving away. However, I saw here another bird, female to judge from the plumage, which was foraging throughout the area. It remained in sight for a long time, at one point moving fairly close to me, all the time foraging. (Could this indicate that the apparent female had been giving the high-voiced song? See above.) ["Above" notes, referred to by recordist, are illegible due to apparent overexposure of that portion of the film.] This bird never once sang (and during this time I didn't hear the high-voiced song) and although I whistled all kinds of phrases, this bird appeared to pay no attention; gradually it eventually moved away out of sight and contact. Response to playback: Approach.

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA UNSPECIFIED IV
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 405
Accessories
Parabola 91.4cm (36in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
23 Nov 2002 by Annette Nadeau
Digitized
18 Sep 2009 by David McCartt
Edited
by David L. Ross, Jr.

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