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White-tailed Tropicbird -- Phaethon lepturus

Jon P Erickson
2 Apr 2010 at 16:19

    Geography
  • Mauritius
    Locality
  • Round Island
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -19.8546444   57.7842889
    Elevation
  • 66 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 24-bit
    Recorders
  • MARANTZ PMD 661
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 20
    Accessories
  • Telinga Parabola 54.7cm/15.5cm (21.5in/6.1in)
    Equipment Note

At the beginning of the recording, the microphone is directed towards the 3 tropicbirds. The sounds of a nearby Latania loddigesii blowing in the wind can be heard. At approx. 1:03, two petrels (dark morph chasing a light morph) fly from behind the microphone to within approx. 5 ft of it at approx. 3 ft. from the ground calling as they pass. The birds turn back towards the mic and pass by again at a greater distance. At approx. 1:27 two petrels (light morph chasing a dark morph - unknown if it is the same pair) pass by the microphone at a slightly larger distance than the original pass. Some petrel calls can then be heard in the distance, but the birds are unseen.

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