Patch program, errata, and program bugs of "Birds of Ecuador"
Patch Program (current version: 1.24)
to run a program which "patches" the installed program of "Birds of Ecuador" so that:
- the erroneous sound recordings and photos are
either no longer visible, or are moved to the correct species, and
- the program bugs are fixed, and
- makes Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch Emberizoides herbicola with its recordings visible
(it was invisible
because the "occurs in Ecuador" database field was not yet set for this species new for the
- makes increasing/decreasing the sound volume with the keyboard handier (see the help file),
- the program can now make mp3 files from all recordings (except one: rec.
#9 of Spot-crowned Antvireo Dysithamnus puncticeps). Do this with
File/Make All MP3 Files, with the popup menu on the soundbars, or with
"Extra/prepare for mp3 player" in the Playlists window. The mp3 files have all
the recording information embedded (species, sound type, locality, etc)!
Errata in version 1.0
- The first recording of Variegated Tinamou Crypturellus variegatus,
Ref. CryvarU (U4A 426-432), sounds more like Brown Tinamou Crypturellus obsoletus.
Pointed out by Paul Coopmans
(email@example.com) on 3 August 2005.
- The bird on the photo of Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus is
actually a Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris, as pointed out by Dan Lane
firstname.lastname@example.org) in February 2005.
- The bird on the first photo of Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni is
actually a Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis, as pointed out by Sidney Dunkle in June 2006
(and by Joe Tobias before that, but I forgot to follow up on it).
- The songs on the first 21 seconds of the 4th recording of
Ecuadorian Piedtail Phlogophilus hemileucurus were actually made by a
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola. Noticed by Paul Coopmans
(email@example.com). Erratum added 8-10-2004.
- Collared Trogon Trogon collaris: the seventh recording, Ref.: CXLIA 125-163,
is probably a Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus.
Pointed out by Paul Coopmans in July 2005.
- White-chested Puffbird Malacoptila fusca: all three recordings are probably of
a species of Tamarin monkey Saguinus sp. Noticed by Paul Coopmans
- Black-streaked Puffbird Malacoptila fulvogularis: recordings 1,2, and the second part of
recording 5 turned out to have the voice of Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater Pipreola frontalis.
- Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus: the sixth
recording, Ref.: XipproJM1, is actually a
Bar-bellied Woodcreeper Hylexetastes stresemanni.
Which is the first record for the country!
Pointed out by Dan Lane and Bret Whitney in May 2005.
- Slaty Antwren Myrmotherula schisticolor: the fourth
recording, Ref.: MyrschY2 (A: 168-175), is actually a Jet Manakin Chloropipo unicolor.
Pointed out by Daniel Lane (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Sierran Elaenia Elaenia pallatangae: the fourth recording ("Dawn song", 90%),
Ref.: Elapal10 (A 353-643), is actually a Bran-colored Flycatcher Myiophobus fasciatus.
Found by Paul Coopmans (email@example.com). 28-04-2005.
- Sierran Elaenia Elaenia pallatangae, cuts 17-21 ("unknown subspecies", certainty 50%)
is Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis ssp. albivertex.
Identified by Sjoerd Mayer. 01-04-2004.
- Spectacled Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes orbitalis:
the first recording (with certainty less than 100%), Ref.: PogorbX1 (B: 264, 275),
is a Rufous-tailed Antwren Myrmotherula erythrura.
Noticed by Paul Coopmans (firstname.lastname@example.org). 19-11-2003.
- White-fronted Tyrannulet Phyllomyias zeledoni: the fourth recording
(with certainty less than 100%), Ref.: PhyburU (U3B 56-58), is actually a
White-lored Tyrannulet Ornithion inerme. 20-01-2004.
- Double-banded Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus vitiosus: the first recording,
Ref.: Lopvit05 (CXXXVIB 267-280), is of a Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus
- Tawny-faced Gnatwren Microbates cinereiventris:
recording 3 (M. c. hormotus), Ref.: Miccin11 LXXXIIB 40-50, is
Tawny-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus ochraceiceps ferrugineifrons.
There is thus no evidence that Tawny-faced Gnatwrens give the pure whistle in the east.
Discovered by John Moore. May 2006.
- Slate-throated Gnatcatcher Polioptila schistaceigula: the recording is not of this
species, but is the song of Gray-mantled Wren Odontorchilus branickii.
Error discovered by N. Krabbe, vocalizations identified by P. Coopmans. 21-04-2004.
- the fourth recording of Black-billed Seed-Finch Oryzoborus atrirostris,
Ref.: OryatrQ3, was probably Lesser Seed-Finch Oryzoborus angolensis. 28-04-2004.
- the first recording of Casqued Oropendola Psarocolius oseryi,
Ref.: Clyose02-03 (CXVIIB 404-425, 487-493, -514), is actually of Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus.
- Crested Oropendola Psarocolius d. decumanus: recordings 2 and 3 (from Aņangu) may be
Russet-backed Oropendola P. angustifrons. Discovered by Paul Coopmans. May 2006.
- Recording #4 of Scrub Nightjar Caprimulgus anthonyi is
100% certain, instead of only 90%. Commented by Paul Coopmans
Program Bugs in version 1.0
- On some (only one so far) computers, the original program had a problem with controlling the sound volume, and shows
frequent error messages like "Error when calling 'waveOutGetVolume()'" and
"Error when calling 'waveOutGetDevCaps()'". The patch program does not
solve the volume control problem, but at least it does not show those
annoying messages (except, but only once, when you try to enable the
Volume Control in the Options dialog).
- A bug with very long playlists was found and fixed.
- On Windows Vista, versions up to 1.19 (sometimes?) couldn't play/show sounds and photos when they were copied
to the default folder with Options/Copy to Hard Disk.
This site is maintained by Sjoerd
Mayer. If something doesn't work, please tell me!