Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis

Recording AV#12826. USA: Michigan; Chippewa Co., Rudyard, Great Lakes Hay Company (46.205, -8.55)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 12826
AVoCet catalog #AV12826
Audio duration (s)32.5
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Other identified bird speciesGrus canadensis, Melospiza melodia, Corvus brachyrhynchos
Other noisetraffic
Sound types presentcalls
two types
Grade of best portionbelow average
rather distant
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Sexboth present
Determined by: plumage
Ageadults
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorsitting in tight-knit flock on telephone wire just above hay field and then most flying off
Group sizec.30

Environment

Recording date 9 Apr 2011
Time recorded (24h)7:14h
LocationUSA: Michigan; Chippewa Co., Rudyard, Great Lakes Hay Company (46.205, -8.55)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)200
Determined by: Google Earth
Weatherclear, cool, breezy
Position of sunshortly after sunrise
Habitathay field

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-67/K6
Editing Informationhigh-pass filter 3000 Hz