Long-tailed Meadowlark, Sturnella loyca loyca

Recording AV#3. Argentina: Cordoba; c.2 km e of Parador La Pampilla along road (-31.594, -64.714)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 3
AVoCet catalog #AV3
Audio duration (s)29.7
ID confidence and determination100%
male by very black and red plumage; this species by long tail and bill
Sound types presentcall
Grade of best portionaverage

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorsitting in exposed position; presumed female skulking and answering with very similar call; male became agitated with frequent tail flicking in synch with calling and sometimes when not calling, allowed very close approach before dropping down


Recording dateDecember 14, 2008
Time recorded (24h)18:15h
LocationArgentina: Cordoba; c.2 km e of Parador La Pampilla along road (-31.594, -64.714)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)1825
Determined by: Google Earth
Weathercool, rather windy
Habitathigh-altitude stony pampas, in an area with a small stream, some short grass, and a few bushes along the road

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist; freely available with attribution
Recording EquipmentSennheiser ME66/K6 + Fostex FR-2LE