Hellmayr's Pipit, Anthus hellmayri hellmayri

Recording AV#74. Argentina: Tucuman; along Rta. 307 from Tafi del Valle to El Infiernillo, c. 3 miles (straight-line) from center of Tafi del Valle (-27.098, -65.657)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 74
AVoCet catalog #AV74
Audio duration (s)27.8
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well and studied closely; my narration: "I believe the pipits to be Hellmayr's Pipit on the basis of: the claw looks long in the photos enlarged; the face looks pale and without a moustachial; there are some streaks on the flanks; the bill looks long; and pale above. The books don't exactly agree on all those characters, and also the type of display seems to fit, which was short singing in a high circling flight." Matches XC 1610 from Brazil!; call resembles that of Anthus chii but bird is not yellowish; call does not resemble those of Anthus correndera on Bird Sounds from Southern South America, and was less heavily streaked below without white shoulder V; no calls of Anthus furcatus on Bird Sounds from Southern South America but song and morphology doesn't match this
Sound types presentcall

Individual Characterization

Behaviorstanding on rock, post, etc. Not shy

Environment

Recording date16 Dec 2008
Time recorded (24h)15:31h
LocationArgentina: Tucuman; along Rta. 307 from Tafi del Valle to El Infiernillo, c. 3 miles (straight-line) from center of Tafi del Valle (-27.098, -65.657)
Coordinates determined by: GPS
Elevation (m)2549
Determined by: GPS
Weatherclear, sunny, very windy
Habitathigh-altitude grassland

Additional Information

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