Swainson's Hawk, Buteo swainsoni

Recording AV#14887. USA: Washington; Walla Walla Co., Touchet, just off Byrne Road (46.01, -118.78)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 14887
AVoCet catalog #AV14887
Audio duration (s)113.0
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well; the short sharp notes at least made by this species
Sound types presentcalls
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviorpair circling and dive-bombing a pair of Red-tailed Hawks; both may be calling, the short sharp notes of Swainson's and the longer notes likely of Red-tailed, or the longer notes may be Swainson's as well
Group size2


Recording dateApril 28, 2012
Time recorded (24h)11:30h
LocationUSA: Washington; Walla Walla Co., Touchet, just off Byrne Road (46.01, -118.78)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)340
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Habitatabove open alfalfa fields

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