Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos

Recording AV#12668. USA: Illinois: Chicago; Lincoln Park Zoo (41.921, -87.634)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12668
AVoCet catalog #AV12668
Audio duration (s)38.8
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well calling
Other identified bird speciesCygnus buccinator, Passer domesticus, Larus delawarensis
Other noisetraffic
Sound types presentcalls
standing, then in flight
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Sexfemale initially, then possibly both or only male
Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorfemale calling loudly from ground, then both she and male took off calling
Group size2


Recording dateMarch 20, 2011
Time recorded (24h)13:21h
LocationUSA: Illinois: Chicago; Lincoln Park Zoo (41.921, -87.634)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)180
Determined by: Google Earth
Habitatgrass next to waterfowl pond in urban zoo

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