White-tailed Ptarmigan

Lagopus leucura

ML159301311


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Charlie Wright
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eBird Checklist S5361812
Mount Rainier NP--Mount Fremont Trail
Pierce, Washington, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 46.9244, -121.6655 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
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Unspecified

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Observation details

Both in nearly identical fall transitional plumage, but different behavior. Male gave a Ground Challenge call in the distance. Soon I was seeing him fly below me along the slope. He circled up and landed on a prominent rock 30m above me, doing the flight scream. The female flew in making a somewhat similar flight scream, then landed below me. She then ran uphill towards me, clucking, until she was 1m from me on the trail, then flew into the air and landed about 3m from me. Much calling from both individuals. Recordings on xeno-canto.

Technical Information

Recorder
Fostex FR2LE
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH20
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Original file size
6,099KB

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