Greater Painted-snipe, Rostratula benghalensis

Recording AV#11923. Botswana: Maun, banks of Thamalakane River (-20.005, 23.428)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 11923
AVoCet catalog #AV11923
Audio duration (s)1.8
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Sound types presentwing noise
on take-off
Grade of best portionbelow average
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorfor past minute or so had been walking along river edge very close to me, continually quivering rear body up and down, almost in a wagging motion. Very confiding, finally taking flight right at my feet, without making much noise (hence weak recording)
Group size1


Recording dateJanuary 02, 2011
Time recorded (24h)6:14h
LocationBotswana: Maun, banks of Thamalakane River (-20.005, 23.428)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)940
Determined by: Google Earth
Habitatriver with considerable surface vegetation

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