Malachite Kingfisher, Alcedo cristata

Recording AV#11749. South Africa: Western Cape; Paarl Bird Sanctuary (-33.691, 18.98)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Graphic Sound Analysis
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Sonogram of recording #AV 11749
AVoCet catalog #AV11749
Audio duration (s)36.8
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well calling
Other identified bird speciesTerpsiphone viridis
Sound types presentcalls
bird very close and calling persistently
Grade of best portiongood
human noise
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviorsitting just above small canal
Group size1


Recording dateJanuary 08, 2011
Time recorded (24h)9:28h
LocationSouth Africa: Western Cape; Paarl Bird Sanctuary (-33.691, 18.98)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)90
Determined by: Google Earth
Weatherclear, calm, pleasant
Habitatsewage works

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