Willet (Western)

Tringa semipalmata inornata

ML197544


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Ed Pandolfino
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Sierra Valley; East of the north-south stretch of Marble Hot Springs Road
Plumas, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.7609, -120.3517 Map

Age and Sex
Adult – 2
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
; ;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Alarm calls of individual probably near nest of flightless young. Recordist got within less than 30 feet and bird did not flush. About midway through the recording another bird, likely the mate, flew in and overhead giving "will-will-willet call". The bird on the ground flew up with other bird then circled back and landed nearby again repeating alarm calls. ML: Background subject changed from recordist's original identification of Grus canadensis tabida to Grus canadensis tabida/rowani to conform to eBird Taxonomy (v. 1.55). -Jay McGowan/Matt Medler, July 2015. Other Behaviors: Emit Alarm.

Background Species

Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Sandhill Crane (tabida/rowani) - Antigone canadensis tabida/rowani
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis

Technical Information

Recorder
OLYMPUS LS-11
Microphone
Telinga Pro 4/PIP
Accessories
Telinga Parabola 54.7cm/15.5cm (21.5in/6.1in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
18 Nov 2014 by Brad Walker
Digitized
18 Nov 2014 by Brad Walker
Edited
18 Nov 2014 by Brad Walker

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