Swainson's Thrush

Catharus ustulatus

ML340193381


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Wil Hershberger
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eBird Checklist S88511822
Sleepy Creek WMA, Sleepy Creek road 0.5 miles west of ranger station
Berkeley, West Virginia, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.4939, -78.1347 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Behavior and other notes: Adult male Swainson’s Thrush singing quiet songs and calls with a few near-normal songs from a somewhat concealed perch. He starts the really quiet songs at 0:58. The calls are very high-pitched and squeaky. These were given at a very low amplitude. I was only 12 meters away with a 30" parabola. There was no apparent context for this change in singing behavior. This is the same individual as in ML340193461. Recording Time: 0658 (UTC -4). Temperature 14°C. Habitat: mixed deciduous woods. Distance to sound source: 12 meters. Specific location: Sleepy Creek WMA, just west of the ranger station, Berkeley Co., WV. Latitude 39.492747, Longitude -78.130028. Elevation 255 meters. ID’d by sight and sound; ID confidence 100%. Equipment notes: Recorder HPF on at 80Hz, -12dB/octave. Recordist's original filename: WH_21T0686-687_Swainson's Thrush quiet songs_Berkeley Co WV_ML.wav

Background Species

Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Device 702
Microphone
Senn. MKH8020
Accessories
30” Roche Parabola
Original file size
137,009KB

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