ML 62323


American Golden-Plover -- Pluvialis dominica More
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William W. H. Gunn
15 Jun 1974 at 00:00

  • Canada
    Yukon Territory
  • Firth River Camp
  • 69.3833333   -139.3333333
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NOTES: (1) Close up chase of Buff-breasted Sandpipers (0.10-0.28).
(2) A few calls behind Buff-breasted Sandpiper chicks and Stilt Sandpiper (0.44-1.25).
(3) "Rowing" call and distant ground calls from another bird (1.26-2.02).
(4) Wing sounds (2.04-2.20).
(5) Close up warning notes (?male) with Lapland longspur and ground call (3.03-4.04).
(6) Wing sounds and ticks of Buff-breasted sandpiper; Wing sounds and calls of Golden plover chasing off four takes (4.04-7.25).
Credit CAGSL where feasible.

[A variety of vocalizations are represented here. This cut has 12 separate parts. Part 1 contains good "Aggression/Chase" Calls (0:14-0:30). Part 2 has three low-intensity "Alarm" calls (0:34-0:46). Part 3 contains is a relatively good series of "Repetitive Calls" (0:51-1:24), with at least one, distant "Complex Whistle" at the end (1:22-1:24). I am unclear which category is represented by the sharp, flight calls in Part 4 (1:29 and, quietly, at 1:32). Part 5 has four more, low-intensity "Alarm Calls" (1:36-1:55), followed by longspur song. Part 6 begins with longspur song, followed by a low-intensity "Alarm Call" (2:38), another call whose category is unclear (2:45), more longspur song, and finally, a "Complex Whistle" (3:11-3:13). Part 7 has two soft calls overlapping longspur song (3:20-3:22), followed by four sets of "Aggression/Chase" Calls (3:38-3:54), the last of these following a short, low-intensity "Alarm Call"; there is a single call at the end of this part that may be a "Repeated Call" (4:07). Part 9 has a single "Aggression/Chase" Call (4:25). Part 10 has two, maybe three, run-together "Aggression/Chase" Calls, the last grading into a "Whistle" at 4:47. Part 11 has four "Aggression/Chase" Calls (5:03, 515, 5:21, 5:25) and a single low-intensity "Alarm" Call" (5:32). Apart from a single low-intensity "Alarm Call", I am not sure that the vocalizations in Part 12 represent this species. Terminology follows BNA account and Connors et al. (1993. Auk 110:9-20). Quality changed from 2 to 1-2, 2 (but mostly 2) - CAM - 2 December 2004]

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