Ross's Gull

Rhodostethia rosea

ML105354541


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Tom Johnson
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eBird Checklist S46733950
Utqiagvik (Barrow)--Fresh Water Lake Rd.
North Slope, Alaska, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 71.2672, -156.7732 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Call; Flight Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Comments

pair of SY/ adult Ross's Gulls being chased by a third Ross's Gull (an interloping adult); Ross's Gulls were in flight for the entire recording

Observation details

*spectacular; a continuing pair (adult + SY; behavior suggests the adult is a male and the SY bird a female) along with an interloper adult (presumably a male based on its behavior); wild courtship/ mate-guarding flights with all three birds (the interloper chased the SY bird while the paired adult tried to exclude the interloper); audio and photos

Technical Information

Recorder
Marantz PMD661 mkII
Microphone
Sennheiser ME67
Accessories
windscreen
Original file size
28,996KB

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