Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

ML219702491



eBird Checklist S66439122
Salt Point Natural Area
Tompkins, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.5394, -76.5496 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Female
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Calls and display calls from several groups of birds swimming along the shoreline north of the point. Frog-like quacks (as at 2, 6, 10 seconds) given by the female, flicking her head up as she gave them. Reedy, overslurred calls given by the males, throwing their necks forward and popping their heads skyward at the last second, often as they approached a female, and often while noisily splashing themselves through the water towards her and other males.

Observation details

*High. Several loose groups to north along shoreline, especially around point far to north. Many displaying. Recorded.

Background Species

American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus
Common Loon - Gavia immer
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) - Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) - Melospiza melodia melodia/atlantica
Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
Microphone
Wildtronics Pro Mono Parabolic Microphone
Accessories
Wildtronics 22" Parabola
Original file size
216,265KB

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