Pitta-like Ground-roller, Atelornis pittoides

Recording AV#10319. Madagascar: Ranomafana National Park (-21.26, 47.42)
recorded by Frank R. Lambert

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 10319
AVoCet catalog #AV10319
Audio duration (s)150.8
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well singing
Other noiseEulemur rubriventer
Sound types presentsong
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedyes

Individual Characterization

BehaviorSitting on a near-horizontal branch c.5m off ground in open, in response to playback. As it calls it first raises its body upright slightly, expands the chest and then bobs the head down so the bill points downwards very rapidly as the noise is made.
Group size1


Recording dateOctober 19, 1993
LocationMadagascar: Ranomafana National Park (-21.26, 47.42)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)950
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Position of sunlate afternoon

Additional Information

Recordist nameFrank R. Lambert
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution