Green-tailed Sunbird, Aethopyga nipalensis horsfieldi

Recording AV#2450. India: Uttaranchal Pradesh; Gugukan, near Pangot (29.42, 79.44)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 2450
AVoCet catalog #AV2450
Audio duration (s)2.7
ID confidence and determinationslightly less than 100%
seen very well and photographed; thought at the time of viewing to show orangey tint on edge of wings and tail and therefore be A. ignicauda; longish tail tips, grayish head, no supercilium, yellowish belly, olive above; photographs show distinct pale tail tips (consistent with nipalensis not ignicauda) and vocalizations are like nipalensis not ignicauda
Other noisedogs barking, Glaucidium brodiei pipe imitation
Sound types presentcall
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Group size1
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?yes


Recording dateDecember 19, 2009
Time recorded (24h)15:35h
LocationIndia: Uttaranchal Pradesh; Gugukan, near Pangot (29.42, 79.44)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)2200
Habitattall tree with a lot of degraded scrub, just a few trees, but near a bigger patch

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyrighted, freely available with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME66/K6