Merlin, Falco columbarius

Recording AV#16315. Costa Rica: San Jose; near Hotel Paraiso de Quetzales (9.6, -83.77)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 16315
AVoCet catalog #AV16315
Audio duration (s)9.1
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well calling
Other identified bird speciesBolborhynchus lineola
Other noisemic malfunction
Sound types presentcalls
Grade of best portiongood
interrupted by malfunction
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Behaviorhad been perched atop a snag at a distance, when we had good scope views, then flew towards us calling, and landed a ways away; silent while perched
Group size1


Recording dateDecember 26, 2012
Time recorded (24h)6:42h
LocationCosta Rica: San Jose; near Hotel Paraiso de Quetzales (9.6, -83.77)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)3100
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Habitatpasture-forest mosaic

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