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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 Eric Hough 2011-06-04 Black/Wilford Canyon confluence, Sitgreaves National Forest, Navajo County, Arizona, Navajo (United States) (2100 m) male, song -

Singing male perching/sallying from Douglas-fir and ponderosa pines. This species typically breeds only up to the southern slope of the Mogollon Rim escarpment, but since 2005 has been occasionally found locally in the Black Canyon area in summer. Amplification, low and high pass filters used in Audacity.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

288042
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 Eric Hough 2015-03-04 Rio Verde, Maricopa County, Arizona, Maricopa (United States) (1000 m) call -

Bird gives two note 'pip-pip' calls just before these marks: 0:01, 0:03, and 0:07. Playback was used to draw the bird closer for documentation. High and low pass filters and amplification used in Audacity. The bird likely over-wintered here along Sycamore Creek given the date, rather than it being a low-elevation early migrant. Photos of the bird are on my eBird checklist at this link: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22176459

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

265363
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 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 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 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 2018-05-16 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 Andrew Spencer 21-05-2009 Reef Campground, Carr Canyon, Cochise Co., Arizona, Arizona (United States) (? m) calls (A) - normal calls as well as some twittering calls 34639
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 2018-07-28 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 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 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
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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 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 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 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 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
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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
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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 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
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