Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura

Recording AV#12598. Chile: near Chanaral (-26.0, -70.5)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12598
AVoCet catalog #AV12598
Audio duration (s)8.2
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Other noisetraffic
Sound types presentpulling at meat and bag
Grade of best portionaverage

Individual Characterization

Determined by: head color
Behaviordominant bird, the only one of 15 eating for several minutes, despite repeated challenges; pulled vigorously at rotting steak that was partly in a bag; most of the noise was made by the bag
Group size1 making noise; 14 standing still
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?same flock


Recording dateMarch 08, 2011
Time recorded (24h)15:42h
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