Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis

Recording AV#11415. Mexico: Quintana Roo; Cozumel Island, SE corner (20.305, -86.948)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 11415
AVoCet catalog #AV11415
Audio duration (s)22.1
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well at close quarters; a crisply-streaked form with much dark breast streaking on a rather pale background and a distinct central breast spot; yellowish spot on lores
Other noisesurf
Sound types presentcalls
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Behaviorperched atop dense low vegetation and moving between bushes
Group size2


Recording dateNovember 28, 2010
Time recorded (24h)6:28h
LocationMexico: Quintana Roo; Cozumel Island, SE corner (20.305, -86.948)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)3
Determined by: Google Earth
Weatherbreezy, slightly humid, c.70F
Habitatdense low vegetation between mangrove lagoon and coast road, right along coast

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use, with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-66/K6
Other recording notesVagrant to Cozumel, only known by dubious Gaumer specimens and a few more recent sightings (Howell, SNG. 2004. An update on status of birds from Isla Cozumel, Mexico. Cotinga 22:14-19.)