Calliope Hummingbird

Selasphorus calliope

ML99330


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Randolph Little
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10.0 km NW of Quincy; Butterfly Valley
Sierra, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.0167, -121.0 Map

Age and Sex
Unknown – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Flying; Foraging or Eating
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
; ;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

NOTES: This bird was not clearly identified as to sex or species. Its small size and hint of throat stripes are the basis for believing it to be a male Calliope. [I suspect this bird was identified correctly based on the locality and the calls. The sounds here represent primarily soft Chip Notes, but there is also some wing whirr. Quality added (2, 2-1 - the series of calls at 0:17-0:27 are quite good) - CAM - 2 May 2005]. Other Behaviors: Perform Visual Display. Habitat: Forest, Evergreen Forest, Coniferous Forest, Deciduous Forest.

Background Species

Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana
Western Wood-Pewee - Contopus sordidulus
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA IV-D
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 404
Accessories
Parabola 91.4cm/30.5cm (36in/12in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
by Jody Cohen
Digitized
30 Jan 2001 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited
17 Sep 1999

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