Purple Sunbird, Nectarinia asiatica

Recording AV#3806. Oman: Muscat Governorate; southern outskirts of Qurayyat (23.244, 58.912)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Graphic Sound Analysis
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Sonogram of recording #AV 3806
AVoCet catalog #AV3806
Audio duration (s)97.6
Other identified bird speciesPycnonotus leucotis
Sound types presentsong
Grade of best portiongood
second strophe interrupted by speech

Individual Characterization

Sexmale breeding plumage
Determined by: bp
Determined by: bp
Group size1 male, followed by non-vocalizing (?) female


Recording dateMarch 01, 2010
Time recorded (24h)9:46h
LocationOman: Muscat Governorate; southern outskirts of Qurayyat (23.244, 58.912)
Coordinates determined by: GPS
Elevation (m)6
Determined by: Google Earth
Weatherhot, windy
Habitatverdant, with medium-tall trees and herbaceous understorey, obviously flooded recently, dried out now; flat plain, acacia-type trees

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyrighted by recordist; freely available with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+; Sennheiser ME-66