Great Spotted Kiwi

Apteryx haastii

ML810


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William V. Ward
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Gouland Downs Hut On Heaphy Track
Nelson, New Zealand
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Latitude and Longitude -40.8833, 172.35 Map

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

Comments

NOTES: A SLIGHTLY- TRILLED RISING INFLECTION CALL REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES. FEMALE IS LOW-VOICED CONTRALTO; MALE IS HIGH PITCHED SOPRANO. GOULAND DOWNS CONSISTS OF MANY SQUARE MILES OF TUSSOCK SURROUNDED BY BEECH FOREST AND SCRUB INTERSPERSED WITH PATC 1 MALE(S); 1 FEMALE(S)HES OF BEECH FOREST. NEAR THE HUT THE AREA IS OF MARBLE WITH SEVERAL CAVES. KIWI TRACKS (CASTS MADE); BILL PROBINGS EVERYWHERE. CALL ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FROM LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI I TAPED ON KAPITI ISLAND; DIFFERENT FROM BROWN KIWI. IN ONE PLACE MALE AND F. Elevation: 800 m.

Technical Information

Recorder
MAGNEMITE UNSPECIFIED MODEL
Microphone
Accessories
Parabola 45.7cm/11.4cm (18in/4.5in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
Digitized
21 Feb 2006 by Martha Fischer
Edited

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