Ostrich, Struthio camelus

Recording AV#12085. Namibia: Kunene; Etosha, near Okakuejo (-19.14, 16.05)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12085
AVoCet catalog #AV12085
Audio duration (s)97.8
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Other identified bird speciesCisticola aridulus
Other noisevehicle
Sound types presentdrinking
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviorgroup drinking at roadside mud puddle. Each would lean down and take 3-4 quick swipes at the water, then raise head again, before repeating. Sound is mainly the beak hitting water and slurping it up
Group sizeseveral


Recording dateDecember 29, 2010
Time recorded (24h)16:30h
LocationNamibia: Kunene; Etosha, near Okakuejo (-19.14, 16.05)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)1100
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Habitatopen shortgrass plain

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