Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura

Recording AV#12597. Chile: near Chanaral (-26.0, -70.5)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12597
AVoCet catalog #AV12597
Audio duration (s)3.4
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Other noisetraffic
Sound types presentwing noise
taking off
Grade of best portionbelow average
faint, noisy
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: head color
Behaviortaking off from ground where had been waiting turn at discarded steak
Group sizec. 15
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?same flock


Recording dateMarch 08, 2011
Time recorded (24h)15:49h
LocationChile: near Chanaral (-26.0, -70.5)
Coordinates determined by: rough estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)300
Determined by: rough estimate from Google Earth
Habitattrash heap in desert

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
Other recording notesvery close; much quieter than Coragyps atrata wings