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 Black-eared Wheatear  Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca


 

Sonogram of Black-eared Wheatear song

Ipsilou Monastery, Lesvos, Greece  39 13' 50.0" N  26 56' 18.4" E  22 May 2017

Territorial song from bare slope of rocky volcanic plug below an ancient monastery.

Song composed of short strophes of around one second, comprising a hurried series of dry chirps mixed with slightly more musical upslurred and downslurred elements.

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    Black-eared Wheatear 2

     

    Sonogram of Black-eared Wheatear song

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  Sonogram of Black-eared Wheatear song

Lardia Valley, Lesvos, Greece  39 13' 40.6" N  26 01' 42.9" E  19 May 2017

Singing from a rocky outcrop above a slope with a dense herb-layer of spiny plants and sparse scrub layer, draining into a larger gorge.

Song composed of short strophes of around one second, comprising a hurried series of dry chirps mixed with slightly more musical upslurred and downslurred elements.

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    Black-eared Wheatear

     

    Sonogram of Black-eared Wheatear song

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Sonogram of Black-eared Wheatear song

Ipsilou Monastery, Lesvos, Greece  39 13' 50.0" N  26 56' 18.4" E  19 May 2017

Territorial song from bare slope of rocky volcanic plug below an ancient monastery.

These song strophes composed largely of Barn Swalllow (Hirundo rustica) mimicry, mixed with normal song strophes.

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    Black-eared Wheatear 3

     


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