Pallas's Gull, Larus ichthyaetus

Recording AV#2717. India: Uttar Pradesh: National Chambal Sanctuary (26.7699, 78.6462)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 2717
AVoCet catalog #AV2717
Audio duration (s)0.9
ID confidence and determinationless than 100%
seen poorly in flight in dense fog, but clearly this species on size and shape; not seen vocalizing but sound came from flying group; does not match the few references available to me; could it be a first-winter bird?
Sound types presentcall
Grade of best portionaverage
very brief
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Agelikely to be first-winter
Determined by: voice much higher than adult and with begging quality
Behaviorflying over river
Group sizeseveral in flock, only one call


Recording dateJanuary 02, 2010
Time recorded (24h)7:43h
LocationIndia: Uttar Pradesh: National Chambal Sanctuary (26.7699, 78.6462)
Coordinates determined by: GPS
Elevation (m)90
Habitatsandy river bank with single boatman's tent

Additional Information

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