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Greater Pewee

Contopus pertinax Cabanis & Heine, 1859

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2020-06-12 Twilight Campground, Pinaleno Mountains, Graham County, Arizona, Graham (United States) (2300 m) adult, dawn song, male -

not seen; from canopy of 25 m conifers; third of three individuals recorded;

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

610010
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2016-05-29 Rucker Canyon, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise (United States) (1800 m) call, flight song -

flight song (rarely observed by me) from about 1:22 to 1:44, a relatively level figure-eight loop out and back with slow, shallow wing beats interspersed with short glides and a bit of tail flare, giving unusual calls as well as a couple of Jose Marias in flight; from a 20m dead top of a tall conifer as a perch before and after; some good high trills after 1:06; individual No 3 recorded today, 2nd recording

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

324281
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2014-12-14 REMM-- El Chalate Grande, Sonora, MX, Sonora (Mexico) (600 m) call -

calls of wintering bird; Arroyo Palmarito; calling from a high, exposed perch;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

401016
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax Vicki Dern 2017-07-01 Rd between Reef Townsite and Ramsey Vista Campgrounds, Carr Canyon, Cochise Co., Arizona, Cochise (United States) (2200 m) song -

Couldn't seen this bird, but was on steep hillside with pines and oaks.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

380637
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2018-05-17 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) dawn song -

individual no 1 recorded today; different individual from any recorded yesterday morning;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447706
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2018-05-17 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) dawn song -

individual no 2 recorded today; different from any recorded yesterday; includes a number of trills;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447708
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2019-07-29 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) adult, call, sex uncertain, song -

interval shortened at 2:11; calls, then a few short songs, then several long, excited trills after 2:50; a.k.a. C. p. pallidiventris;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

504289
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2016-05-19 Twilight Campground, Pinaleno Mountains, Graham County, Arizona, Graham (United States) (2300 m) call -

calling (and occasionally sallying) from the top of a tall, dead tree well upslope from me (in burn area);

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

324286
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2020-06-12 Twilight Campground, Pinaleno Mountains, Graham County, Arizona, Graham (United States) (2300 m) adult, dawn song, male -

not seen; interval shortened at 1:21; from high in a conifer; first of three individuals recorded; many excited series between the primary songs;

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

610008
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2016-05-29 Rucker Canyon, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise (United States) (1800 m) call -

calls from high, exposed perch; individual No 3 recorded today, 1st recording

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

324279
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2015-06-02 Arcadia Campground, Pinalenos, Graham County, Arizona, Graham (United States) (2000 m) call -

calling from medium height in tall conifers on open, partly burned, steep slope

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

322194
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax Andrew Spencer 20-05-2009 Barfoot Junction, Cochise Co., Arizona, Arizona (United States) (? m) dawn song (A) -   34309
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2015-05-31 Rucker Canyon, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise (United States) (1800 m) song -

cont. from top of 25m dead conifer; 2nd recording of Individual No 1 on this date

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

322187
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pallidiventris Richard E. Webster 2012-06-21 South Fork Cave Creek Canyon, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1600 m) call -

2nd recording of this individual

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

124423
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2018-05-16 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) dawn song -

at least two birds audible; individual no 1 recorded today;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447705
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax Steve Hampton 2014-04-28 Rose Canyon Campground, Mount Lemmon, Arizona, Pima (United States) (2100 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

181425
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2018-07-28 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) call, song, trill -

singing from top of a 15-18m oak, with piping trills just after the start, 3:03, 3:20 (long), 7:33 (long), 8:37, 8:54 (long), and 12:20 (given in flight, more after landing farther away, a little rattle at 12:29), and a few calls; some variations for a while after 4:25; interval shortened at 8:54 and a few cosmetic small deletions;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447715
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax Andrew Spencer 20-05-2009 Barfoot Junction, Cochise Co., Arizona, Arizona (United States) (? m) agitated calls? and dawn song (A) - the first vocalization in this cut is undescribed in BNA; I am not sure what it's context is. 34308
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax Andrew Spencer 21-05-2009 Reef Campground, Carr Canyon, Cochise Co., Arizona, Arizona (United States) (? m) dawn song (A) -   34637
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax Andrew Spencer 21-05-2009 Reef Campground, Carr Canyon, Cochise Co., Arizona, Arizona (United States) (? m) calls and song (A) - calls interspersed with a couple of partial day songs 34640
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2018-07-30 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) dawn song, trill -

dawn song with a few trills in the middle of the day, from 15m up in a pine; interval altered at 1:36

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447714
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2016-03-22 Rancho Santa Barbara, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (1300 m) dawn song -

dawn song before sunrise on a tall, dead tree, with intermittent foraging;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

353297
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2018-05-17 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) call, song, trill -

interval altered at 2:36, 4:54, and 7:11; calling from perches 1-2 m up, where foraging low over the forest floor; includes excited piping/trills, e.g., after 4:14;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447711
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2018-05-17 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) trill -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447704
xeno-canto.org
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