Rufous-banded Miner, Geositta rufipennis ottowi

Recording AV#4. 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 4
AVoCet catalog #AV4
Audio duration (s)7.9
ID confidence and determination100%
watched through binoculars as it foraged; breast whitish and lacked any striations, considerable rufous in wing and tail, and latter had dark terminal band not t-pattern. Two individuals: I can't say for sure which was calling, or if the other one was a conspecific but I think so. Matches some cuts on BSSSA
Sound types presentcall
Grade of best portionaverage
missing first part

Individual Characterization

Behaviorforaging actively in road, moving rapidly along and pecking every few steps; then another one landed on the cement railing and one or both of them started calling; I only caught about half on tape


Recording dateDecember 14, 2008
Time recorded (24h)18:36h
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