African Pygmy-goose, Nettapus auritus

Recording AV#12000. Namibia: Kavango; Mahangu National Park (-18.17, 21.71)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12000
AVoCet catalog #AV12000
Audio duration (s)1.3
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Sound types presentwing noise
Grade of best portionaverage
very brief
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorbathing very close to shore and to me, then rattling its wings briefly by shaking them vigorously without unfolding them
Group size1, female nearby
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?same pair


Recording dateDecember 31, 2010
Time recorded (24h)17:53h
LocationNamibia: Kavango; Mahangu National Park (-18.17, 21.71)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)1000
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Habitatnear shore of densely-vegetated river

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