Paddyfield Pipit, Anthus rufulus rufulus

Recording AV#2479. India: Uttar Pradesh: Patna Bird Sanctuary (27.526, 78.312)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Graphic Sound Analysis
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Sonogram of recording #AV 2479
AVoCet catalog #AV2479
Audio duration (s)6.1
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well, this or members of flock photographed (photos above); all very similar and distinguished from A. richardi by smaller size, more compact shape, call; from A. godlewskii by call (guide ID) and by weakly streaked mantle, distribution of buff below
Sound types presentcall
Grade of best portionexcellent
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviorindividual recorded had been foraging on bare ground; calls when taking flight
Group size1 in recording; c. 4 present


Recording dateJanuary 03, 2010
Time recorded (24h)13:09h
LocationIndia: Uttar Pradesh: Patna Bird Sanctuary (27.526, 78.312)
Coordinates determined by: GPS
Elevation (m)163
Weathercool, breezy, foggy
Position of sunhigh
Habitatsmall lake with extensive drying mudflats and short grass surrounded by agricultural fields and trees

Additional Information

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