Black Scoter

Melanitta americana

ML130900


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Gerrit Vyn
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Ocean, New Jersey, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.7609, -74.0991 Map

Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: Large flocks of scoters were active in the channel. Birds were diving and feeding along the rock jetty. Many males were calling. Usually in small groups with females present. There appeared to be atleast two call types. The longer, melancholy whistles presumably given by courting males, and short piping whistles (2:35) which may serve as contact calls. The first segment of this recording was made with a telinga mono parabola - the remainder with the 30" roche. Loud wing whistle in this recording belongs to Surf Scoter (compare to LNS 130901). Number of individuals=AM1-5;.

Background Species

Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA ARES-BB+
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 20
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
9 Aug 2006 by Gerrit Vyn
Digitized
8 Aug 2006 by Michael Andersen
Edited
9 Aug 2006 by Michael Andersen

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