White-sided Hillstar, Oreotrochilus leucopleurus

Recording AV#12613. Chile: Puente Juan Soldado (-29.662, -71.3017)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12613
AVoCet catalog #AV12613
Audio duration (s)9.7
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well; larger and longer-tailed than Sephanoides, with longer, rather curved bill, entirely whitish underparts, dull bronzy upperparts, and very broad white tips to outer rectrices
Sound types presentcalls and wing noise
Grade of best portionexcellent
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Sexfemale or immature male
Determined by: plumage
Agepossibly immature
Determined by: lacking throat spots
Behaviorapproached me (my shirt had some small red flowers in the pattern) closely, buzzed and called loudly, then settled in nearby bush and perched there quietly for several minutes
Group size1


Recording dateMarch 10, 2011
Time recorded (24h)17:45h
LocationChile: Puente Juan Soldado (-29.662, -71.3017)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)230
Determined by: Google Earth
Habitatravine with scrub on sides and olive grove at base

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