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Greater Sage-Grouse -- Centrocercus urophasianus More
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1 Female
17 Male  

100%

 

Natural
 

call

mechanical sound

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court

lek

 

 

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Gerrit Vyn
11 Apr 2012 at 05:45

    Geography
  • United States
    Washington
    Yakima County
    Locality
  • Yakima Training Center
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 46.6497818   -120.1478577
    Region
  • Steppe
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 24-bit
    Recorders
  • MARANTZ PMD 661
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 30
  • Sennheiser MKH 20
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Decoded MS stereo Record gain set to aprx. 7

Archivist note: First part of first segment includes distortion, likely the result of a recording equipment problem.

Lek was located in the south central part of the reserve
17 males and 1 female present; Dispersed lek - birds were spread over an area 100 meters by 30 meters; 3 Males were in relatively close to the mics for most of the recording (10-20 meters); Young males not displaying vigorously were present; Sagebrush steppe habitat was dominated by big sage (Artemesia tridentata spp?)/bunchgrass. Recording started at 5:45 AM.
Partly cloudy, calm, 32 degrees.

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