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Oenanthe familiaris (Wilkes, J 1817)

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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.
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Dries Van de Loock 2020-10-26 Mutinondo Wilderness area, Northern Province, Northern (pre-2011) (Zambia) (1500 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

660742
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris James Bradley 2017-11-26 Gwassi Foothills (eastern foothills 2), Homa Bay (Kenya) (1600 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

395954
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Peter Boesman 2016-09-12 Mutinondo Wilderness area, Northern Province, Northern (pre-2011) (Zambia) (1500 m) song -

Recorded at the foot of a stony hill. Bird not seen. Originally a mystery bird, ID by James Bradley.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

339518
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Lynette Rudman 2019-04-28 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (500 m) song -

Bird seen calling from a small tree near the roadside in autumn.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

474170
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Cercomela familiaris Pamela C. Rasmussen 30 Dec 2010 Namibia: Kunene; Etosha National Park; Halali Camp (-19.0353, 16.4694) , Namibia (Namibia) (1110 m) song - quality: good 12038
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Tim Cockcroft 2020-10-18 Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, Hanover, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) alarm call -

Calling from a rocky, bushy patch in the Karoo.

bird-seen:yes

596255
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Rick Nuttall 1995-11-10 Mountain Sanctuary Park, Rustenburg (near Buffelspoort), North West, Rustenburg (South Africa) (1500 m) adult, male, song -

Bird vocalizing while perched on a branch low on a tree, about 1 m above the ground. A vocal, displaying male Southern Masked Weaver was active nearby. Original analogue recording digitized; modified slightly, using high pass filtering, as well as slight amplification.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

662860
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris falkensteini Richard Hoyer 2014-03-17 Bafilo Ridge, Kara, Kara (Togo) (650 m) song -

Some feedback sound from bad connection; heavily filtered and amplified using Audacity. Recorded with Olympus LS-11 and Sennheiser ME67.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

170743
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Dawie de Swardt 2022-05-13 Florisbad office area, Soutpan, Free State, Brandfort (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, call, contact call, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

724512
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris familiaris Frank Lambert 2019-11-19 The Trail House (near Betty's Bay), Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, Caledon (South Africa) (40 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

523703
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris falkensteini Rory Nefdt 2011-12-21 Lazy J Ranch, Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia) (1400 m) Call, alarm (A) - f. falkensteini. Alarmed parents with fledglings out of nest. 91976
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Cercomela familiaris Pamela C. Rasmussen 8 Jan 2011 South Africa: Western Cape; Veerkeerdevlei Dam (-33.323, 19.87) , South Africa (South Africa) (810 m) calls - quality: good 12294
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Lynette Rudman 2016-03-21 Barkly East (near Rhodes), Drakensberg District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (1800 m) call -

Bird seen flying past during the dawn chorus early in the morning before sunrise and others calling nearby.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

309833
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris familiaris Frank Lambert 2019-11-19 The Trail House (near Betty's Bay), Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, Caledon (South Africa) (40 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

523701
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Cercomela familiaris Pamela C. Rasmussen 8 Jan 2011 South Africa: Western Cape; Veerkeerdevlei Dam (-33.323, 19.87) , South Africa (South Africa) (810 m) calls and wing noise - quality: good 12295
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris familiaris Frank Lambert 2019-11-21 Porter Rd, S of Roo Els, Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, Caledon (South Africa) (10 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

523747
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Dawie de Swardt 2020-04-10 Fleurdal, Bloemfontein, Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1400 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

3 birds displaying. One hover in air

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

543950
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Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris familiaris Frank Lambert 2019-11-20 The Trail House (near Betty's Bay), Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, Caledon (South Africa) (40 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

523705
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris familiaris Frank Lambert 2019-10-19 St Lowry's Pass, Western Cape, Strand (South Africa) (500 m) call, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

512653
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Peter Boesman 2016-09-14 Mutinondo Wilderness area, Northern Province, Northern (pre-2011) (Zambia) song - [sono] 339327
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris familiaris Frank Lambert 2019-11-20 Porter Rd, S of Roo Els, Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, Caledon (South Africa) (10 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

523748
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Peter Boesman 2017-09-26 Rooi Els, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call and song - [sono] 392602
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Tim Cockcroft 2020-10-18 Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, Hanover, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) song -

Calling from a rocky outcrop in the Karoo.

bird-seen:yes

596248
xeno-canto.org
Familiar Chat - Oenanthe familiaris Faansie Peacock 2015-11-23 Sphinx, above Monk's Cowl, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) (1700 m) song -

A soft, call-like song element from a bird perched about 1 m high, in dead twigs of a small bush, next to a massive boulder. Habitat steep, rocky grassland. At my approach the bird flew to a new perch, wing-flicked and produced a typical chat-like 'zack-zack' alarm-type call.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

292872
xeno-canto.org
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