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Red-cowled Cardinal
Paroaria dominicana
Galo-da-campina
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Calls of Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)
10/03/2012, 06h27. RPPN Mãe-da-lua, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. h1775 (extract). (c) H. Redies.
Sound h1775 (extract). Series of four calls of Paroaria dominicana. This is a common vocalization, presumably a contact call.

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09/09/2010, 06h15. RPPN Mãe-da-lua, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. h1541. (c) H. Redies.
Sound h1541. A longer series of calls similar to h1775.

Calls of Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)
23/09/2010, 07h11. RPPN Mãe-da-lua, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. h1540 (extract). (c) H. Redies.
Sound h1540 (extract). Series of calls of Paroaria dominicana. These sounds are short, high-frequency pips, very different from h1775 and h1541. The calls in this recording were given by a Red-cowled Cardinal while another individual was sitting next to it, and I thought that this was possibly a pair, calling its young. I also heard many of these pips from a couple that moved together through the crowns of the cajueiro trees in my yard, back and forth, during half an hour or longer.

Probably, this is a different type of contact call. It could quite easily be confused with certain sounds of Coryphospingus pileatus, for example h287.

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Begging and alarm calls of Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)
23/09/2010, 07h11. RPPN Mãe-da-lua, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. h2019 (extract). (c) H. Redies.
Sound h2019. Begging and alarm calls of Paroaria dominicana. Initially, begging calls can be heard. The sound is somewhat indistinct, because the cardinals (one young, one or two adults) were sitting on the ground behind a wall. The alarm was issued when I looked over the wall, and the birds noted me. The spectrogram above depicts the alarm calls.

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