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Karoo Prinia

Prinia maculosa (Boddaert, 1783)

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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.
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-23 Den Berg, Clanwilliam, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392653
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-10-02 Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392656
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-24 West Coast NP, Langebaan, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392654
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Tony Archer 2018-03-20 Heidelberg (near Still Bay), South Cape DC, Western Cape, Riversdal (South Africa) (40 m) call -

Called at first from dense large bush.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

463798
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-17 Bain's Kloof, Wellington, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392645
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2014-10-28 Sani Pass road, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) song -

ID certainty 90%

280618
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa maculosa Stanislav Novotny 2018-07-17 Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, Somerset West (South Africa) (60 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

425858
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-22 Akkerendam NR, Calvinia, Northern Cape, Northern Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392651
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Faansie Peacock 2017-09-28 Kagga Kamma PNR, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (1100 m) song -

Singing from the top of a bush.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

388313
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2014-10-28 Sani Pass road, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) song -

ID certainty 90%

280619
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-23 Den Berg, Clanwilliam, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392652
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-17 Bain's Kloof, Wellington, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392646
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-19 P2250, Tangua, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392649
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-17 Paarl Mountain area, Paarl, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392642
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-17 Paarl Mountain area, Paarl, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song -

Song and wing noise.

392644
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Faansie Peacock 2017-09-28 Kagga Kamma PNR, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (1100 m) call -

The same bird as in XC388313, but here giving a harsher more intense call, probably in reponse to my presence. I had the feeling it was nesting nearby.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

388314
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-17 Paarl Mountain area, Paarl, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392643
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Faansie Peacock 2017-08-11 West Coast National Park, West Coast DC, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (50 m) song -

Loud rasping calls from this ubiquitous strandveld passerine. Also some audible wing flapping as its flits from shrub to shrub.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

383021
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-28 South of Swellendam, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392655
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa √Čtienne Leroy 2014-08-30 West Coast National Park, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (0 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

194731
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Peter Boesman 2017-09-17 Bain's Kloof, Wellington, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392647
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Catriona Leven 2011-09-27 De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg DC, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (20 m) call -

Bird seen calling perched on branches, and moving between perches, without playback. Habitat: campsite behind accommodation buildings, scattered trees, low shrubs interspersed with grass. Recording filtered to remove win noise.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

146479
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa maudoc 2012-09-24 Cape Point, Western Cape (South Africa) (0 m) song -
[also] [sono]
110864
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa Faansie Peacock 2017-06-27 Langebaan Country Estate, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (10 m) song -

Just a few 'accidentally' recorded song snippets from this abundant and very vocal little bird.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

377630
xeno-canto.org
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