Hoary Redpoll, Carduelis hornemanni

Recording AV#14040. USA: Allen Creek, AK (62.1597, -162.96)
recorded by Cody Porter

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 14040
AVoCet catalog #AV14040
Audio duration (s)40.8
ID confidence and determinationless than 100% (but see 'Other recording notes')
Not seen well; ID based on flight call
Other identified bird speciesWhimbrel, Wilson's Snipe, Savannah Sparrow
Sound types presentC
Flight Call
Grade of best portionGood
Playback usedNo

Individual Characterization

BehaviorSingle individual in flight.
Group size1


Recording dateJune 06, 2011
Time recorded (24h)23:00
LocationUSA: Allen Creek, AK (62.1597, -162.96)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from xeno-canto
Elevation (m)30
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
WeatherPartly cloudy, very calm winds, temperature around 50F
Position of sunLow in horizon, almost directly west of recordist
HabitatSoutheast-facing slope with patches of willows and alders dispersed amongst open, lichen-mat tundra. Creek at bottom of slope.

Additional Information

Recordist nameCody Porter
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use, with attribution
Recording EquipmentMarantz PMD-661, Sennheiser ME-66
Other recording notesID is less than 100%, given poor looks at bird and similarity of vocalizations with C. flammea). However, in 6 weeks at this location, only C. hornemanni was observed. This observation fits well with the available literature on habitat differences between these species, which suggest that C. hornemanni is more common in tundra habitats than C. flammea. C. hornemanni is also reportedly quieter than C. flammea, and this recording fits this, based on the recordist's experience with C. flammea in nearby boreal habitats.