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Vesper Sparrow -- Pooecetes gramineus More
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Response to playback: Approach. Response to playback: Normal song.  

Wilbur L Hershberger
25 Jun 2000 at 08:20

    Geography
  • United States
    West Virginia
    Berkeley County
    Locality
  • 4.0 km S of Gerrardstown, WV. National Fruit Road orchard.
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 39.3435578   -78.1064737
    Elevation
  • 120 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • SONY TCD-D10 PRO II
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser ME 62
    Accessories
  • Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)
    Equipment Note

Recording of a Vesper Sparrow, identified by sight, singing only a rendition of Field Sparrow dawn song. These recordings were made well after the Field Sparrows in the area had ceased singing dawn song. This particular Vesper Sparrow must have learned the Field Sparrow dawn song as his only song. There were no other vocalization heard from this individual bird. This would be similar to Don Kroodsma's experience with a male Vesper Sparrow that was singing Bewick's wren song (Kroodsma, D. E. 1972. Variations in songs of Vesper Sparrows in Oregon. The Wilson Bulletin 84:173-178).

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