Aldabra giant tortoise

Aldabrachelys gigantea

ML167813


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Jon Erickson
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Ile aux Aigrettes
Grand Port, Mauritius
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Latitude and Longitude -20.2511, 57.4351 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Female – 1
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
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Playback
Unspecified

Comments

First segment: MT-10 is just on top of the unidentified individual mating. Shortly after the recording begins, the two separate. Second segment: MT-10 is following R-7 who is moving away from the field house. Eventually, R-7 stops and MT-10 climbs onto her. They move together forward until R-7 walks under a branch. The branch hits MT-10 and they stop there. They begin mating. The microphone is being moved counterclockwise around the tortoises from approx. "6:00 o'clock" to "9:00 o'clock" in relation to their heads. Once the mic reaches "9:00 o'clock", they stop mating and MT-10 dismounts. Other Behaviors: Copulate.

Technical Information

Recorder
MARANTZ PMD 661
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 20
Accessories
Telinga Parabola 54.7cm/15.5cm (21.5in/6.1in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
22 Mar 2012 by Jay McGowan
Digitized
22 Mar 2012 by Jay McGowan
Edited
22 Mar 2012 by Jay McGowan

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