Dwarf Bittern, Ixobrychus sturmii

Recording AV#12351. Botswana: near Maun, entrance road to Island Safari Lodge (-19.925, 23.509)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12351
AVoCet catalog #AV12351
Audio duration (s)13.2
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well, photographed (photo above); not seen singing but matches cut in Southern African Bird Sounds
Other identified bird speciesCuculus clamosus, Streptopelia capicola
Other noisemovement
Sound types presentsong
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviorfeeding in slightly open area of flooded short grass within acacia woodland, and flying up into trees when disturbed by passing vehicles. Repeatedly returned to same general flooded area after each disturbance
Group size2


Recording dateJanuary 02, 2011
Time recorded (24h)7:46h
LocationBotswana: near Maun, entrance road to Island Safari Lodge (-19.925, 23.509)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)940
Determined by: Google Earth
Habitatwet grassy patch in open acacia woodland

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
Editing Informationhigh- and low-pass filtering