American Woodcock, Scolopax minor

Recording AV#12752. USA: The Dahlem Environmental Education Center (42.17, -84.42)
recorded by Cody Porter

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12752
AVoCet catalog #AV12752
Audio duration (s)217.4
ID confidence and determination100%
distinct voice/courtship
Other noisetraffic, humans, mic noise, wind
Sound types presentsong, wing noise
Grade of best portiongood

Individual Characterization

Determined by: courtship display
BehaviorErratic display; often performing only flight display with no subsequent 'peenting' as well as failing to occupy a very specific location post flight display.
Group sizeAt least 2 conspecific males also present and displaying.


Recording dateMarch 07, 2011
Time recorded (24h)20:33h
LocationUSA: The Dahlem Environmental Education Center (42.17, -84.42)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)296
Determined by: Google Earth
WeatherOvercast, Windy, Low 30s F
HabitatOpen prairie bordered by fens, glacial ponds, and mature deciduous forests.

Additional Information

Recordist nameCody Porter
Copyright/permissionsCopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use, with attribution
Recording EquipmentMarantz PMD-661, Sennheiser ME-66/K6
Other recording notesIntervals between flight song where 'peenting' occurs were longer than in previous experiences with this species.