Sociable Weaver, Philetairus socius

Recording AV#12176. South Africa: N14 west of Aggenys (-29.3, 18.7)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Graphic Sound Analysis
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Sonogram of recording #AV 12176
AVoCet catalog #AV12176
Audio duration (s)25.9
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Other identified bird speciesCalandrella starki (few notes near end)
Other noisetraffic
Sound types presentcalls
mostly given in flight
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Behaviorhad been feeding on emerging termites at small mound on roadside then some took flight
Group sizelarge flock


Recording dateDecember 23, 2010
Time recorded (24h)8:48h
LocationSouth Africa: N14 west of Aggenys (-29.3, 18.7)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)820
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Habitatopen gravel plains

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