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Black-backed Puffback

Dryoscopus cubla (Latham, 1801)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2013-02-12 Cheetah Inn area, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) song - [sono] 280259
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Thibaut Chansac 2014-08-30 Manyoni, Singida, Singida (Tanzania) (1400 m) call -

Several calling and interacting.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

201383
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2016-09-17 North of Kawambwa, Luapula province, Luapula (Zambia) call - [sono] 339151
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Anton Pigge 2014-05-03 Emangusi, North Uthungulu, KwaZulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) (10 m) call -

2 ind food searching in a tree

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

189588
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Tony Archer 2014-01-03 Klerksdorp, Southern DC, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1400 m) alarm call -

Noise reduced. In kloof with thick acacia thornveld.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

418715
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Rory Nefdt 2013-01-06 Thigiri Forest, Nairobi, Nairobi Area (Kenya) (1700 m) begging call, juvenile -

Juvenile soliciting for food from parents.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

120636
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Rory Nefdt 2014-12-29 Brindavan River Camp, Zambezi River, Lusaka (Zambia) (360 m) call, female, male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

209366
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2016-09-22 Kasanka National Park, Northern Province, Central (Zambia) call - [sono] 339155
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Robert Davis 2018-03-31 Kolwezi, Katanga, Katanga (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (1500 m) call -

Perched in tree 2 m above ground, in a small grove surrounded by second growth miombo scrubland. Bird was seen, then flew out of sight and started calling.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

409424
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Derek Solomon 06-09-06 South Luangwa National Park Home , Eastern (pre-2011) (Zambia) (510 m) Call (A) -   41633
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2014-11-01 St Lucia area, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) song - [sono] 280262
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2014-11-02 St Lucia area, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) song - [sono] 280263
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2016-09-22 Kasanka National Park, Northern Province, Central (Zambia) call - [sono] 339154
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Oscar Campbell 2017-03-28 Bushbuckridge (near Sabie Park), Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga (South Africa) (320 m) call, female -

Female calling in response to playback from tree in bushveld.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

368159
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Faansie Peacock 2015-12-26 Vaalkop Dam, Bird Sanctuary section, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) song -

The typical snap and whistle of this species. Filtered slightly to reduce mic hiss.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

307275
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Marc de Bont 06-01-2008 Tent with a view' lodge, Saadani, Tanga (Tanzania) (? m) call (A) -   33829
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla hamatus Frank Lambert 2017-10-03 Uruti, Udzungwa Mts., Iringa (pre-2012) (Tanzania) (1,540 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

418363
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Derek Solomon 2017-09-16 Masuku Lodge, Choma, Southern, Southern (Zambia) (1200 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

389413
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Rory Nefdt 2012-12-30 Brindavan River Camp, Zambezi River, Lusaka (Zambia) (360 m) call, female, flight call, male, song -

Same pair is in previous recording, but greater diversity of vocalizations.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

118457
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Rory Nefdt 2014-11-11 Xanadu Farm, Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia) (1300 m) begging call, juvenile -

Juvenile calls

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

202649
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Rory Nefdt 2013-02-23 Thigiri Forest, Nairobi, Nairobi Area (Kenya) (1700 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

122418
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2014-11-03 Mkhuze Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) call - [sono] 280264
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2014-10-31 Oribi gorge, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) call - [sono] 280261
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla hamatus Frank Lambert 2018-12-05 Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kilifi (Kenya) (60 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

466964
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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