Vesper Sparrow

Pooecetes gramineus

ML107414


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Wil Hershberger
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12.0 km W of Martinsburg; Gold Miller Road
Berkeley, West Virginia, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.345, -78.1055 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

Recording of a Vesper Sparrow, identified by sight, singing only a rendition of Field Sparrow dawn song. These recordings were made well after the Field Sparrows in the area had ceased singing dawn song. This particular Vesper Sparrow must have learned the Field Sparrow dawn song as his only song. There were no other vocalization heard from this individual bird. This would be similar to Don Kroodsma's experience with a male Vesper Sparrow that was singing Bewick's wren song (Kroodsma, D. E. 1972. Variations in songs of Vesper Sparrows in Oregon. The Wilson Bulletin 84:173-178). Other Behaviors: Advertise.

Technical Information

Recorder
SONY TCD-D10 PRO II
Microphone
Sennheiser ME 62
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
19 Jan 2001 by Wil Hershberger
Digitized
19 Jan 2001 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited
19 Jan 2001 by Matthew D. Medler

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