Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius xanthomus xanthomus

Recording AV#14328. Puerto Rico: Bosque Estatal de Boqueron, Manglares de Boqueron-Guaniquilla (17.937, -67.19)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 14328
AVoCet catalog #AV14328
Audio duration (s)28.4
ID confidence and determinationslightly less than 100%
Sound types presentCall
one bird seen well displaying but difficult to disentangle from grackle roost noise; the single sharp short bell-like notes at 4.5 kHz match XC 33669 but slightly higher-pitched, and not very like any known grackle sound, which are usually longer, more ir

Individual Characterization

Behaviora few blackbirds and cowbirds roost among the abundant grackles, and come in to the mangroves starting at around 1700h, flying high then diving quickly out of sight in the mangroves, where they assemble and display some


Recording dateMarch 07, 2012
Time recorded (24h)17:55h
LocationPuerto Rico: Bosque Estatal de Boqueron, Manglares de Boqueron-Guaniquilla (17.937, -67.19)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth Estimate
Elevation (m)5
Determined by: Google Earth Estimate

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution