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Black-backed Puffback

Dryoscopus cubla (Latham, J 1802)

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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.
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 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 Rory Nefdt 2012-12-30 Brindavan River Camp, Zambezi River, Lusaka (Zambia) (360 m) call, female, male, song -

Duet by a pair. Very common in the area

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

118456
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 Peter Boesman 2016-09-22 Kasanka National Park, Northern Province, Central (Zambia) call - [sono] 339155
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2014-11-05 Mkhuze Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) song - [sono] 280266
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 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 cubla Mick (Mike) Jackson 2017-11-05 South Ridge, Berea, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) (140 m) call -

One of the calls while foraging/gleaning through mid canopy.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

408750
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Rory Nefdt 2014-11-25 UNEP Nature Trail In Gigiri UN Complex, Nairobi, Nairobi Area (Kenya) (1700 m) female, male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

203654
xeno-canto.org
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 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 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 Oscar Campbell 2017-03-27 Mbombela (near White River), Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga (South Africa) (900 m) call -

Calling from tall, lush garden.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368150
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 2013-02-12 Cheetah Inn area, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) call - [sono] 280258
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 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 Rory Nefdt 2012-12-25 Xanadu Farm, Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia) (1300 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

118433
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla hamatus Frank Lambert 2019-11-06 Mkhuze Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, Ubombo (South Africa) (120 m) male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

518582
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla Peter Boesman 2014-11-04 Mkhuze Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) song - [sono] 280265
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 2018-12-05 Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kilifi (Kenya) (60 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

466964
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla cubla Mick (Mike) Jackson 2017-11-05 South Ridge, Berea, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) (140 m) call -

One of the calls while foraging/gleaning through mid canopy - slower tempo.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

408751
xeno-canto.org
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