Rusty-rumped Warbler – call

on 22nd November 2014

“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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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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