These audio clips, recorded using an Olympus DW-90 digital voice
recorder, mostly relate to unidentified birds from our August 2005
Brazil trip. Any help with these would be appreciated (e-mail dcr at
- notes1a,b: Not a gnatcatcher! Maybe an
antwren, such as (male) Black-capped Antwren? RG:
maybe Rufous-winged Antwren?
- notes2a,b: these are
regarding a vireo-like bird with yellow underparts and gray crown
stripes on a white head. RG: described bird (and
"little kisses" chip notes) are Golden-crowned Warbler; also, the
"sea-sea-sea-sea" call near end of notes2a is Pin-tailed Manakin, a
Brazilian endemic. In notes2b: House Wren and Blue
- notes3: these are regarding a very loud bird
seen near Corcovado (also see the movie and
female or juvenile Bare-throated Bellbird.
- notes4a,b: a
bird seen near a lagoa (lake) in Floresta da Tijuca (Tijuca Forest),
just outside Rio. RG: Pale-breasted
- unknown1: some kind of gamebird? Heard in the
botanical gardens. RG: Slaty-breasted
- unknown2: maybe Southern
Beardless-Tyrannulet? At the gardens. A Great Kiskadee is also heard.
RG: Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet (call like
- unknown3: a raptor at the gardens? RG: Roadside Hawk.
- unknown4: this call seemed
to be coming from a shy yellowish bird in a palm tree at the gardens.
RG: Long-billed Wren.
- unknown5: this
call came from the canopy of the high-elevation rainforest in Tijuca.
RG: Greenish Manakin ("tswee" sound in background) and
- unknown6: parakeet? Also at high
elevation in Tijuca. RG: three calls:
Black-cheeked Gnateater (strongest sound); Euler's Flycatcher
"peeweer"; Blue Manakin "kewp".
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