Malabar Starling, Sturnus blythii

Recording AV#13535. India: Kerala: Thattekad, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (10.1, 76.7)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 13535
AVoCet catalog #AV13535
Audio duration (s)37.5
ID confidence and determination100%
seen; not seen singing
Other identified bird speciesGracula religiosa
Other noisemovement, taling
Sound types presentsong and calls
Grade of best portionaverage
rather distant
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Behaviorforaging high in canopy, clinging to and gleaning from outer leafy twigs
Group sizeseveral around


Recording dateNovember 25, 2011
Time recorded (24h)15:09h
LocationIndia: Kerala: Thattekad, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (10.1, 76.7)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)70
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Weatherovercast, calm, c.75F
Habitatlowland evergreen forest

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