Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus

Recording AV#12671. In Captivity: Illinois: Chicago; Lincoln Park Zoo
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12671
AVoCet catalog #AV12671
Audio duration (s)39.6
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well making sounds
Other noiseclimate control, water, people
Sound types presentsong, calls, splashing
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorfemale swimming around making the rapid reedy quacks, sometimes making short splashy flights, male approaching her with hood erect and head bowed, then making the low grunting noises with bill open and rapidly vibrating
Group size2


Recording dateMarch 20, 2011
Time recorded (24h)12:47h
LocationIn Captivity: Illinois: Chicago; Lincoln Park 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