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Sooty Tern

Onychoprion fuscatus

ML167702


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Jon Erickson
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L'Ile Cocos
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
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Latitude and Longitude -19.4308, 63.1802 Map

Age and Sex
Unknown – 60
Sounds
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Comments

There are approx. 50-60 birds alternating between sitting on the ground and flying near or just above the microphone. Many of the birds on the ground are sitting on eggs. The birds are reacting to the presence of both the recordist and the microphone which is on a tripod. The birds that are in flight are using the strong east to west wind to maintain a position just above both. Recording is over driven in the second cut. Equipment Notes: Decoded MS stereo.

Technical Information

Recorder
MARANTZ PMD 661
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 20; Sennheiser MKH 30
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
11 Apr 2012 by David McCartt
Digitized
11 Apr 2012 by David McCartt
Edited
11 Apr 2012 by David McCartt

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