Sedge Wren, Cistothorus platensis stellaris

Recording AV#14627. USA: Minnesota; Olmsted Co., Oronoco, Oronoco Prairie Scientific and Natural Area (44.1403, -92.4903)
recorded by Jim Ivy

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 14627
AVoCet catalog #AV14627
Audio duration (s)79.3
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well singing
Other identified bird speciesSpizella pusilla, Spizella pallida, Molothrus ater
Other noisetraffic
Sound types presentsong
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedyes, a couple of strophes of bird's own song

Individual Characterization

Behaviorbird had been singing spontaneously and responded to playback by coming into view near the top of two grass stems, to which it clung with legs splayed very wide while singing; seen well, plain face with indistinct supercilium
Group size1 in foreground, others in background
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?yes, several others in same area


Recording dateMay 11, 2012
Time recorded (24h)6:47h
LocationUSA: Minnesota; Olmsted Co., Oronoco, Oronoco Prairie Scientific and Natural Area (44.1403, -92.4903)
Coordinates determined by:
Elevation (m)300
Determined by: Google Earth
Weathercool, breezy
Habitatrestored tall-grass prairie bordering deciduous wood remnants; shorter-grass area without Big Bluestem, but with some sumac and other shrubs

Additional Information

Recordist nameJim Ivy
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-67/K6