Common Scimitarbill, Rhinopomastus cyanomelas

Recording AV#12092. Namibia: Spitzkoppe (-21.825, 15.194)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12092
AVoCet catalog #AV12092
Audio duration (s)13.5
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well calling
Sound types presentcalls
could be song
Grade of best portionexcellent
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviorcalling persistently from top of acacia; fledgling nearby sitting quietly. Adult sitting vertically, occasionally preening but as it calls it puffs out its throat and pushes its head forward slightly and opens the bill a little bit
Group size1 calling
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?same family group


Recording dateDecember 27, 2010
Time recorded (24h)17:20h
LocationNamibia: Spitzkoppe (-21.825, 15.194)
Coordinates determined by: GeoHack
Elevation (m)1110
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Habitatdry acacia woodland around rock outcrops

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-66/K6