American Kestrel, Falco sparverius sparverius

Recording AV#14881. USA: Oregon; Umatilla Co., McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge (45.5811, -118.786)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 14881
AVoCet catalog #AV14881
Audio duration (s)124.5
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well calling
Other identified bird speciesSturnella neglecta, Callipepla californica, Sturnus vulgaris
Sound types presentcalls
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorboth giving similar notes with head held forward and mouth wide open when calling, both in flight and while perched
Group size2


Recording dateApril 27, 2012
Time recorded (24h)7:00h
LocationUSA: Oregon; Umatilla Co., McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge (45.5811, -118.786)
Coordinates determined by: GPS
Elevation (m)403
Determined by: GPS
Habitatdry scrubby hills and riparian trees

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