Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus

Recording AV#14802. Canada: Saskatchewan; Val Marie, just outside town (49.24, -107.73)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 14802
AVoCet catalog #AV14802
Audio duration (s)23.4
ID confidence and determinationslightly less than 100%
seen well at close quarters but not seen calling; notes indistinguishable to those from some commercial sources, and also very like Common Grackle which was not seen here
Other identified bird speciesSpizella pallida
Sound types presentcalls
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Behaviorperched on signposts in farmland, well away from extensive sage stands
Group size1 seen, if recording correctly identified another unseen in background


Recording dateMay 14, 2012
Time recorded (24h)8:23h
LocationCanada: Saskatchewan; Val Marie, just outside town (49.24, -107.73)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)800
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Habitatfarmland outside town

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