Blue-winged Goose, Cyanochen cyanoptera

Recording AV#4469. Ethiopia: Oromia Region; Simien Shewa Zone; Mulona Sululta; Sululta Plain (9.226, 38.754)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 4469
AVoCet catalog #AV4469
Audio duration (s)8.1
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well, photographed
Sound types presentcall
two types
Grade of best portionpoor
very noisy; I was trying to approach to record
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Sexboth
Determined by: major size difference, male bigger
Behaviormale sitting on ground, female standing nearby, as I approached male began making short rapid calls, then stood up, female appeared to be making the squeaky longer calls
Group size2
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?same pair

Environment

Recording dateJune 21, 2009
Time recorded (24h)9:52h
LocationEthiopia: Oromia Region; Simien Shewa Zone; Mulona Sululta; Sululta Plain (9.226, 38.754)
Coordinates determined by: GPS
Elevation (m)2550
Determined by: GPS
Weather50% clear, breezy, about 75F
Habitatflat dry overgrazed shortgrass plain

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist; freely available with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-66
Editing Informationnoise reduction