Purple Sandpiper

Calidris maritima

ML103333191


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Andrew Spencer
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eBird Checklist S46171674
Langanes Peninsula (66.364831, -14.93723)
Norðurland eystra, Iceland
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Latitude and Longitude 66.3648, -14.9372 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Four cuts from an adult bird displaying in rocky tundra. The first cut starts out with the bird on the ground, giving "Cricket Song" while perched on a large rock. It then takes to the air and gives a prolonged flight display dominated by Rhythmically Repeated Calls, punctuated with short songs, before returning to a different large rock and returning to giving Cricket Song. The second cut is of the bird giving "Bleat" calls while moving on the ground, with frequent wing-lift displays. It ends with a single Flight Song as it flew to a different part of its territory. The third cut is a short one of Bleat calls, though the first strophe is longer than typical. It also ends in a single Flight song as the bird flies off. The final cut is of the bird giving single note calls as it flushes repeatedly in front of me and flies a short distance, mixed with a couple of Bleat calls once it returns to the ground.

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices MixPre 3
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH20
Accessories
Telinga 22" parabola
Original file size
94,045KB

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