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100%

Sight and Sound

 

Natural
 

call

copulate

perform visual display

 

 

William V Ward
19 Jun 1977 at 07:10

    Geography
  • United States
    Oregon
    Locality
  • Rogue River; Grants Pass
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 42.4333333   -123.2666667
    Elevation
  • 273 meters
    Habitats
  • River
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • MAGNEMITE 610E
    Microphones
  • Dan Gibson P500
    Accessories
  • Dan Gibson Parabola 45.7cm/11cm (18in/4.3in)
    Equipment Note

Two male Mallards are first heard on this tape, indicating pre-copulatory interest. Then there is a blank space on the tape. Next, one male mounts the female while the other male helps hold her neck down, all while the female squawks in the typical Mallard copulatory vocalization. Mallards in this area have been copulating since early April. Some hens are still on eggs, while several broods have hatched.

General climate: Dry
Cove density: Open.
Habitat: Grassy riverbank lawn.

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