Long-winged Coneheads

Long-winged Conehead
Long-winged Conehead(Conocephalus discolor)

I’ve been hearing these crickets calling since August, but it was only the other day that I managed to get a look at one and actually identify the species.

I can hear the call very clearly, even over background noise like traffic, but all the people I’ve pointed it out to have had to listen for several minutes before they “tune in” to the sound. I’d be interested to hear how easily people can pick it out when they listen to the recording…

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Recorded at Dawlish Warren NNR with an Olympus LS-10, using the built-in microphones with Rycote Mini Windjammers.

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