Black-winged Snowfinch, Montifringilla adamsi adamsi

Recording AV#10155. India: Jammu and Kashmir; Ladakh, along Leh-Chang La road (33.9984, 77.8704)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 10155
AVoCet catalog #AV10155
Audio duration (s)84.1
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well, photographed (photo of individual recorded above)
Other noisewater
Sound types presentsong and calls
Grade of best portiongood
very noisy
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorfemale had food in mouth, clearly agitated at my presence, flaring tail and calling persistently, giving both rattling and whistled calls; finally fed unseen chick in nest or beneath rock
Group sizeat least 4 present
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?same family group


Recording dateJuly 12, 2010
Time recorded (24h)6:03h
LocationIndia: Jammu and Kashmir; Ladakh, along Leh-Chang La road (33.9984, 77.8704)
Coordinates determined by: GPS
Elevation (m)4443
Determined by: GPS
Habitatopen hillside with some rocks and some very low vegetation

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist; freely available with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-66/K6