Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler – calls

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ScimitarBabblerRC [AmarSingh]

“I had 2 opportunities to record the calls the Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler (Pomatorhinus erythrogenys ferrugilata) makes (above, below).

ScimitarBabblerRC [AmarSingh]

“These calls are the common ones and used extensively, often heard in the early morning at dawn for a long period.

ScimitarBabblerRC-sono [AmarSingh]

“The edited audio recordings with a sonogram and waveform were made by different birds, are similar yet at a different tempo (above, below). Both are two syllable calls. They have been rendered in different forms by various guides, the best perhaps being “khuwiyiu” for the first recording.

ScimitarBabblerRC-sono [AmarSingh]

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
9th November 2017

References:
1.
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp, Hem Sagar Baral. Birds of Nepal (Revised Edition). Helm Field Guides 2016.
2. Krys Kazmierczak. A Field Guide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent. Christopher Helm 2000
3. Collar & Robson on Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler in Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, 2017 (online edition).

Location: Thoolakharka (also known as Australian Base Camp), Gandaki Zone, Western Region,Nepal, at 2050m ASL
Habitat: Secondary growth surrounded by primary forest

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