Seaside Sparrow

Ammospiza maritima

ML15053


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Robert C. Stein
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ST. JOHNS
South Carolina, United States
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Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
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Playback
Unspecified

Comments

NOTES: SHORT SONG OR WHISTLE. 1 MALE(S) BNA: Primary Song is heard. CZ 01/06/2004. [The only vocalizations in the first part of this recording that are likely to have been given by A. maritimus are the "tuck" calls that may be heard throughout this part, but especially after 0:33. These same calls may be evident in the distant background of the second part, but if so, they are difficult to identify with certainty. The series of high-pitched "tsips" (e.g., 1:025-1:045, 1:055-1:065, 1:115-1:13, 1:145-1:155, 1:185-1:20, 1:28-1:30, and 1:49-1:525) may or may not represent this species (compare against "tsip" calls in Figure 5a of BNA account). Primary song is heard in the background of the second part (1:075, 1:16, 1:205, 1:24), once in the third part (at 2:10), and throughout the fifth part (the nine BEST examples at 2:20-2:59). This represents A. m. macgillivraii based on range. Quality changed from 2 to 3, 2 (if there is anything in the first part, it is in the distant background, and everything by this species in the second part is in the background - most of the louder vocalizations here were given by blackbirds) - CAM - 17 March 2005]. Other Behaviors: Advertise, Court. Habitat: Wetland, Marine, Salt Marsh.

Background Species

Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Seaside Sparrow - Ammospiza maritima

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA III-B
Microphone
AKG C60
Accessories
Parabola 61cm (24in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
Digitized
12 Jul 2001 by Martha Fischer
Edited

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