Himalayan Cutia, Cutia nipalensis melanchima

Recording AV#17386. China: Yunnan: Gaoligongshan, road to Pianma (25.9, 98.8)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 17386
AVoCet catalog #AV17386
Audio duration (s)23.5
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well and photographed (photos above are members of the flock recorded)
Other identified bird speciesSpilornis cheela
Sound types presentsong and/or calls
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedyes, birds were calling spontaneously at a distance and were then brought in by playback

Individual Characterization

Sexboth present
Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorflock foraging near top of epiphyte-laden dead tree, clinging at various angles and pecky and probing into the lichen and moss. One pair was seen mating.
Group size5


Recording dateJuly 18, 2013
LocationChina: Yunnan: Gaoligongshan, road to Pianma (25.9, 98.8)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Weatherrainy, windy
Habitatmontane forest

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionsCopyright by recordist; freely available for non-commercial use
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME67/K6