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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 Paul Marvin 2013-04-29 Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, Santa Cruz (United States) (1500 m) call, song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

161281
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 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 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
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax Andrew Spencer 21-05-2009 Reef Campground, Carr Canyon, Cochise Co., Arizona, Arizona (United States) (? m) dawn song (A) -   34636
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 2018-05-16 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) dawn song -

individual no 2 recorded today; multiple birds, primary bird different from earlier recording; includes a number of trills;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447707
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 Andrew Spencer 21-05-2009 Reef Campground, Carr Canyon, Cochise Co., Arizona, Arizona (United States) (? m) calls (A) -   34638
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2018-05-16 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2100 m) call, rattle, song -

primary bird calling from perches low inside woodland, 1-2 m up; a couple of unusual little growl-rattles after 0:31 and, better, 0:55; the other bird higher up, sallying in the background at medium height; louder after 0:35;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447703
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 Paul Marvin 2013-04-29 Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, Santa Cruz (United States) (1500 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

161282
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 -

1st recording of this individual; bird comes closer at the end of the recording

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

124425
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2015-05-31 Rucker Canyon, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise (United States) (1800 m) song -

singing from the top of a 25m dead conifer in rather open, partly burned area; just a few of the little trills, including one at the very start; 1st recording of Individual No 1 on this date; like dawn song, but after sunrise

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

322192
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2016-05-20 Twilight Campground, Pinaleno Mountains, Graham County, Arizona, Graham (United States) (2300 m) call -

not seen

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

324287
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; from high in tops of tall conifers, about 30 m up; second of three individuals recorded;

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

610009
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax pertinax Richard E. Webster 2015-06-03 Arcadia Campground, Pinalenos, Graham County, Arizona, Graham (United States) (2000 m) dawn song -

1st recording of this individual on this date; singing from top of tall conifer, 20+m up, on open, partly burned, steep hillside; added excited trills after 1:27

playback-used:no

322197
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 3 recorded today; different from any recorded yesterday or earlier today;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

447709
xeno-canto.org
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax Mike Nelson 2013-03-09 La Laguna Lodge, Lake Atitlan, Sololá (Guatemala) (1600 m) song -

Bird behind me up slope as I was recording something else but it was seen later.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

125895
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 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 Eric Hough 2015-11-14 Carretera 16--KM 286, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (1700 m) call, male, song -

Same recording as Mountain Pygmy-Owl XC292157. Same individual as XC292144. Amplification, low and high pass filters used in Audacity.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

292158
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
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