Brant (Black)

Branta bernicla nigricans

ML131239


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Michael Andersen
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Colville River Delta: 5km NE Nuiqsut
North Slope, Alaska, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 70.2394, -150.8882 Map

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

Media notes

NOTES: 80Hz low-cut filter on Sound Devices 744T. Various calls from single individuals and pairs perched and in flight. This recording was made along the edge of a large, mostly frozen tundra lake over the span of about thirty minutes. I paused many times to attempt getting closer and to change angles with the strong winds. These birds were quite flighty as I approached. Distant Gavia adamsii (4:35) were cut and used for LNS 131241. Number of individuals=AU4-6;. Other Behaviors: Establish Flock Contact, Flush. Habitat: Tundra, Arctic Tundra, Lake.

Background Species

Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus
Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus
Red-throated Loon - Gavia stellata
Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla
Yellow-billed Loon - Gavia adamsii

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices 744T
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 20
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
18 Jan 2007 by Michael Andersen
Digitized
17 Jan 2007 by Michael Andersen
Edited
18 Jan 2007 by Michael Andersen

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