Calls of the Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker

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“There is limited informational locally on the calls of the Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla). Above shows the bird making the calls while enjoying a juice berry.

“Wells (2007) states ‘A monosyllabic weg (Madoc). Song undescribed.’ Robson (2002) describes it as ‘repeated sharp high pitched teez tit-ti and buzzy whit-whit or vit-vit’.

“I have often heard the ‘buzz’ call that this bird makes. Often this call is a single note or two in quick succession.

“The call recording (amplified, with noise reduction) of a male can be heard HERE, and an image of the Waveform & Spectrogram – above.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
3rd April 2014

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail through primary forest

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