Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura

Recording AV#11435. Mexico: Quintana Roo; Cozumel Island, near El Cedral (20.34, -87.02)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 11435
AVoCet catalog #AV11435
Audio duration (s)2.3
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Sound types presentlanding
either perch snapping or feet striking perch
Grade of best portionaverage
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Behaviorthe second of two Turkey Vultures to fly in and land on a dead snag; the first made a much softer but still audible sound, presumably with its feet, when landing
Group size2, sound made by 1


Recording dateNovember 28, 2010
Time recorded (24h)7:42h
LocationMexico: Quintana Roo; Cozumel Island, near El Cedral (20.34, -87.02)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)5
Determined by: estimate
Weatherstill, c.75F
Habitatedge of field and dense scrub

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