Red-necked Crake, Rallina tricolor

Recording AV#5176. Indonesia: Talaud (4.4, 126.8)
recorded by Frank R. Lambert

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 5176
AVoCet catalog #AV5176
Audio duration (s)22.3
ID confidence and determinationless than 100%
possibly a new species of crake to science seen and along the understorey in a streamcourse in primary forest. Two birds were seen, 1 had a chestnut head and breast, the entire head, the other the head was slightly more orangey, both had red eyes and slaty blackish body; leg color not determined, no barring seen on the underparts but I couldn't be completely sure what color the undertail coverts were. Bill short, crake-like, green with slightly darker base to the upper mandible.
Sound types presentcall
Grade of best portionaverage

Individual Characterization

Behavior Birds are very shy, hard to see in the forest, not responding to playback but seen very well in the streambed. They have another call preceding this call which was a deep and booming call hardly discernible and also this call type seems to be sometimes w
Group size2


Recording dateAugust 21, 1996
LocationIndonesia: Talaud (4.4, 126.8)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Habitatunderstorey along a streamcourse in primary forest

Additional Information

Recordist nameFrank R. Lambert
Copyright/permissionscopyright FRL, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution
Recording Equipmentcassette recorder
Editing Informationoriginally incorrectly assigned to Gymnocrex talaudensis by AVoCet editor