Dusky Tetraka, Xanthomixis tenebrosa

Recording AV#593. Madagascar: Toamasina Province; Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Mantadia (-18.863, 48.456)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 593
AVoCet catalog #AV593
Audio duration (s)95.9
ID confidence and determinationslightly less than 100%
ID by guide Patrice, who saw well at close quarters and said he was certain of this ID particularly on the basis of calls; I saw it poorly in dim light and could not distinguish from Xanthomixis zosterops. Call does not closely match any for X. zosterops on any CD or XC, being distinctly lower (mainly 5.5-7.5 kHz, with a few notes higher) and sharper and clearer. However, not similar to only available cut, on Bird Sounds of Madagascar, for this species.
Other identified bird speciesNeomixis tenella
Sound types presentcall
Grade of best portionaverage
Playback usedno


Recording dateJune 02, 2008
Time recorded (24h)6:20h
LocationMadagascar: Toamasina Province; Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Mantadia (-18.863, 48.456)
Coordinates determined by: GPS
Elevation (m)1100
Determined by: GPS
Weathercool, calm
Position of sunstill somewhat dark within forest
Habitatmid-storey of montane forest

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist; freely available with attribution
Recording EquipmentSennheiser ME66/K6, Edirol R09