Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina

Recording AV#923. USA: Michigan: Ingham Co.; Sleepy Hollow State Park, beach parking lot (42.922, -84.408)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 923
AVoCet catalog #AV923
Audio duration (s)29.4
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well at close quarters; chestnut cap and black eyestripe
Other identified bird speciesAgelaius phoeniceus, Quiscalus quiscula, Turdus migratorius, Melospiza melodia
Sound types presentsong
Grade of best portionaverage
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Behaviortwo males in extended, fierce altercation involving fighting on ground in parking lot and aerial chases while giving chittering calls; presumed victor then sings loudly from low perch
Group size2


Recording dateApril 18, 2009
Time recorded (24h)10:38h
LocationUSA: Michigan: Ingham Co.; Sleepy Hollow State Park, beach parking lot (42.922, -84.408)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)250
Determined by: Google Earth
Weatherc.60 F, sunny, windy
Habitatlakeside lawn with bushes and buildings

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist; freely available with attribution
Recording EquipmentTelinga Pro/parabola + Nagra Ares BB+