Whooping Crane

Grus americana

ML267590321


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John Patterson
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eBird Checklist S74312183
Marcelin area
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 52.9266, -106.7926 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Female
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Foraging or Eating
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

The pair was observed without disturbance for half an hour from a seldom-traveled road using the vehicle as a blind. The birds were seen from a distance, walking slowly, parallel to the road and about 100m from it while foraging in a harvested field. I was able to drive down the road unseen while they were behind a ridge and wait for them to appear. Audio recording began when they emerged from behind the ridge. The first three vocalizations (single calls) are widely separated at 0:03, 0:39 and 2:22. A more distant pair of Whooping Cranes is heard at 3:11 to 3:24 and elicits a response from both birds of the primary pair at 3:30. From 3:30 to 7:58 both birds of the primary pair vocalize more frequently and with increasing complexity. Recording continued for two minutes after the vocalization at 7:58, but nothing further was heard. The pair continued to forage for a further 20 minutes and then flew off.

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices 702T
Microphone
Telinga stereo
Accessories
22" parabola
Original file size
142,929KB

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