Antarctic Tern, Sterna vittata

Recording AV#413. Antarctica: South Shetland Islands; Deception Island, Whaler's Bay (-62.954, -60.599)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 413
AVoCet catalog #AV413
Audio duration (s)35.7
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well, most individuals breeding plumaged; only species here in this plumage
Sound types presentcall
Grade of best portionaverage
often over peak
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviormobbing near building ruins on beach, well away from cliffs


Recording dateJanuary 07, 2009
Time recorded (24h)11:12h
LocationAntarctica: South Shetland Islands; Deception Island, Whaler's Bay (-62.954, -60.599)
Elevation (m)2
Habitatgravel beach with ruined wooden structures

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist; freely available with attribution
Recording EquipmentTelinga Pro + Edirol R09