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Dolly Minis
23 Jun 1980 at 06:30

    Geography
  • United States
    Massachusetts
    Dukes County
    Locality
  • Martha's Vineyard; Wadi's Cove
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 41.4083333   -70.625
    Habitats
  • Marine
  • Rural
  • Pond
    Features
  • Island
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • UHER 4000 REPORT L
    Microphones
  • Dan Gibson P500
    Accessories
  • Dan Gibson Parabola 45.7cm/11cm (18in/4.3in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: (Species Sound: Isolated; Range Status: Range Extension; Breeding Status: Territorial; Sound Delivery Rate: Sporadic, Low; General Climate: Humid; Cover Den: open; Temperature: cool) This species was reintroduced to Martha's Vineyard, near Edgertown, in 1978 - it formerly bred here. This was first record in this part of the island.

[As far as I can determine, this recording contains only six calls by this species (0:01, 0:59, 1:06, 1:44, 1:56, and 2:31 - with zero-point at beginning of recording), all representing the "burp" call given by the male (shown in Figure I on page 491 of Cramp et al. [1977. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa: the birds of the Western Palearctic. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press, Oxford]). Quality changed from 3 to 2-3, 2 (quite a bit of handling noise at first and other birds singing - the BEST four calls are at 1:06-2:32) - CAM - 21 March 2005]

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