Rusty-rumped Warbler – call

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“Went out looking for migratory Reed Warblers this morning; heard 3 but only saw one. I was surprised that it was the Locustella Warbler (Locustella certhiola) the hardest for me to spot. It is said to be more active in the evening but, in the past and at this visit, it can be spotted in the undergrowth in the mornings preening or foraging (above).

“The above nicely shows the horn black or ivory upper mandible.

“There a number of calls but the one I managed to record is an intermittent ‘insect like’ call (See Wells 2007) and described a ‘pit’ or ‘pt’. Hard to document as not loud.

“The edited audio recording HERE and sonogram/waveform is shown above (may need to increase the volume to hear well).

The above shows the ‘rusty-rump’”.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
23th September 2014

Location: Tambun Interior, Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Limestone hills, ex-mining pools, fish farming

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