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Age/Sex
Identification
Solicitation
Behavior
Note

3 Immature
3 Adult  

100%

Sight

 

Natural
 

call

Social context: family

establish parent young contact

 

 

Dolly Minis
19 Jul 1982 at 09:00

    Geography
  • United States
    Massachusetts
    Dukes County
    Locality
  • Martha's Vineyard; Quansoo Beach; cut to ocean
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 41.3333333   -70.75
    Habitats
  • Brackish Shoreline
  • Marine
    Features
  • Beach
  • Island
  • Spit
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • UHER 4000 REPORT L
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser ME 88
    Accessories
    Equipment Note

NOTES: (Social Contact: Flock?; Breeding Status: Not Territorial, Not Breeding; Behav. Context: enticing young to forage -go fishing; Sound Delivery Rate: High; Visual Display: Yes; General Climate: Humid; Weather: haze; Temperature: hot) One (two?) adults returned to group on sandspit, with minnows in bill. Flew low over the young ones and swooped up, as if to invite or order them to come fishing. They did not feed the young, who were calling vigorously. Parent uttered harsh gutteral calls when low overhead -at end, the young took to the air and all flew over the cut, looking for minnows. LNS Note: Unbroken cut with handling noise gain change. JN 9Aug2005

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