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1 Adult  

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Social context: mixed

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Response to playback: Orient. Response to playback: Normal song.  

domestic dog -- Canis lupus familiaris
Wilson's Snipe -- Gallinago delicata

Randolph S Little
Gregory F Budney
8 Jun 1989 at 22:50

    Geography
  • United States
    California
    Plumas County
    Locality
  • 20.0 km N of Sierraville; Sierra Valley; Marble Hot Springs Road
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 39.7555003   -120.3528425
    Elevation
  • 1500 meters
    Habitats
  • Pasture
  • Freshwater
  • Deciduous Forest
  • Wetland
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA IV-D
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 404
    Accessories
  • Parabola 91.4cm/30.5cm (36in/12in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: (Background Sounds: playback of this rail, our foot sounds on sandy berm of road, Nagra start-stop control noises; Species Sound: frequent; Breeding Status: territorial?, breeding?; Response to Playback: normal song after about 40 seconds quiet; General Climate: arid; Cover Density: thick; Weather: "sickle" moon) Greg played back this bird's call on his Nagra while I recorded the entire sequence. You can hear the clicking of the transport control when Greg starts and stops the playback, and can hear that the rail ceases calling when it hears the playback, and then gradually resumes after a considerable pause.

BNA: The "tick-it" call is heard throughout the recording. CZ 17/02/2004.

[There are 50 sets of "tick-it" calls, which are presumably given as a male advertising call (following BNA); however, some "series" represent only a single "tick." Quality unchanged (1 - but with the "bird" in the background apparently coming from a tape recorder) - CAM - 8 April 2005]

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