Puff-throated Babbler – calls

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Post 1.

The Puff-throated Babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps acrum) is more heard than seen. I listened to one for more than 1.5 hours but had only occasional, fleeting glimpses (Post 1). P. r. acrum is a ‘richer’ coloured subspecies. Listening to calls from different regions, there appears to be some variation. Wells (2007) describe the local calls as ‘pri-tee deer’. They are loud calls, given 3-4 seconds part, for long periods. A sonogram and waveform in Post 2 and a call recording here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/595535

Post 2.

There is a Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler (Macronus ptilosus) calling in the background


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Broken primary forest with secondary growth

Date: 15th October 2020

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

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