African Black Swift, Apus barbatus barbatus

Recording AV#11869. South Africa: Golden Gate Highlands NP (-28.52, 28.62)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Graphic Sound Analysis
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Sonogram of recording #AV 11869
AVoCet catalog #AV11869
Audio duration (s)3.7
ID confidence and determinationslightly less than 100%
seen as all-black fork-tailed swift, vocalization came from direction of bird
Other noisewind
Sound types presentcall
Grade of best portionbelow average
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Behaviorflying near cliffs
Group size1


Recording dateJanuary 07, 2011
Time recorded (24h)7:50h
LocationSouth Africa: Golden Gate Highlands NP (-28.52, 28.62)
Coordinates determined by: GeoHack
Elevation (m)2000
Determined by: estimate from park signage
Habitatcliffs in grassland

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