Gadwall

Mareca strepera

ML106589


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Randolph Little
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15.0 km N of Frenchglen; Benson Pond
Oregon, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.9333, -119.0 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Female – 1
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: (Species Sound: frequent; Breeding Status: territorial paired?, breeding; General Climate: arid; Cover Density: sparse) Male Gadwall chasing female Gadwall, taking off from Benson Pond, circling, and landing again on Benson Pond. This male, rather than heckling the female, seemed to be escorting her away from one or more other males that were approaching her on the pond. [This recording appears to combine the "Burp Call," which is best described by Cramp et al. (1977. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa: the birds of the Western Palearctic. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press, Oxford) and shown in Fig. I on page 491, with the "tickety-tickety-tickety" Feeding Chatter described in BNA. Although several of the "burps" appear to lack the introductory whistle, the quality is different than that of the "quack" given by females. Good series of the Feeding Chatter occur at 0:06 and 0:075. Quality added (2, 2-3 - BEST between 0:05 and 0:085 before the song of Melospiza melodia) - CAM - 21 March 2005]. Other Behaviors: Mate, Perform Visual Display. Habitat: Wetland, Freshwater, Deciduous Forest, Riparian, Lake, Hedgerow.

Background Species

Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA IV-D
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 404
Accessories
Parabola 91.4cm/30.5cm (36in/12in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
12 Feb 2001 by Nancy Schrempf
Digitized
23 Jan 2001 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited
22 Jan 2001 by Matthew D. Medler

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