July 3rd, 2008

Fan-tailed Warbler (Cisticola juncidis) singing and fluttering near the mics, some insects too. An airplane overheads. I fixed the mics to their favourite place (a fence) and waited. Also called Zitting Cisticola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zitting_Cisticola) this bird is dull and tiny (100 mm), but with a very expressive body language so they are fun to observe. Under the hot and dry southern-Spanish summer they look very happy! Recorded in
tall grassland marsh (Doñana, S Spain) using a pair of Shure WL183 mics (with DIY windscreens), FEL preamp, and Edirol R09 recorder.


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    dvaDejoker 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    hello brother/ sister..
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    dobroide 11 years, 11 months ago

    its Spanish name (Buitrón) is strange also, as it suggests an augmentative for Buitre (Vulture)... and then you see the smallest bird :-)

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    genghis attenborough 11 years, 11 months ago

    They do occasionally turn up in Britain too, especially Portland in Dorset, my father saw one on the Wash Coastal Path in Norfolk a couple of years ago. Nice, strange little bird

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    ERH 12 years ago

    I never thought they would make it as far north as Brittany - maybe one day global warming will bring them to Britain.

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    rfhache 12 years ago

    sigo aprendiendo...Gracias !!

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