Silver-eared Mesia – chattering calls

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This is an older call recording of a social group of Silver-eared Mesias (Leiothrix argentauris tahanensis), sitting in a ‘thicket’ and chattering away. The chattering calls were done simultaneously by a few birds (2-3) at the same time. They were fast calls and occurred at 15-20 notes per second and of varying intensity. They sounded like distress calls but I could not appreciate any threat.

Sonogram and waveform is shown below.

Call recording here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/506935

The Xeno-canto currently restricts recordings of this species due to bird trapping (can upload but not hear them).

 

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

Location: 1,700m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Habitat: Primary montane forest

Date: 14th March 2019

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