American Coot (Red-shielded)

Fulica americana (Red-shielded)

ML43003


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William W. H. Gunn
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8.0 km S of Minnedosa; Hy 4, A Lough 2 Mi. D Of Hy 10
Manitoba, Canada
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Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Unspecified

Comments

NOTES: "assorted territorial calls + rushes; Also: red-winged blackbird, gadwall, redheads, chorus frogs, green-winged teal, shoveler, killdeer; Nagra 60-301;40" reflector" WWHG [The first part of this recording begins with a decapitated series similar to that in LNS #2804 (0:14-0:19), this followed by what appears to be a series of the Perturbation Calls described in BNA (0:20-0:23). The second part begins with another series like that beginning the first part (0:32-0:39), this followed by a series of "tack-tack" calls alternating with splashing around (0:41-0:53), possibly given by an unreceptive female. I do not hear any calls by this species in the third part. The calls in the fourth and fifth parts all appear to represent Recognition Calls (1:27-2:07, 2:09-2:15), apparently given by a female. The sixth part contains splashing, a good series of harsh notes much like that in LNS #2804 (2:24-2:30), followed by a similar set in the background (2:30-2:33), a series of what I suspect are Perturbation Calls not quite like any that I have heard to date (2:33-2:36), and then a more normal series that appears to represent Perturbation Calls (2:36-2:40). The seventh part begins with Recognition Calls (2:52-2:57), followed by two sets of harsh calls (3:00-3:08, 3:22-3:27), and then more Recognition Calls (3:31-3:36). Calls in the eighth part all appear to represent Recognition Calls (3:40-4:05), those in the ninth part another harsh series (4:18-4:26), and those in the parts 10, 11, and 12 again Recognition Calls (4:27-4:51, 4:52-5:14 (with GOOD examples of Aythya americana in the background), 5:22-5:42 (again with Aythya)). Quality added (2, 1-2 - BEST part at 2:20-2:43) - CAM - 9 March 2005]. Other Behaviors: Advertise.

Background Species

Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Lesser Sand-Plover - Charadrius mongolus
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata
Redhead - Aythya americana
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA III
Microphone
Accessories
Parabola 101.6cm (40in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
22 Jul 1999 by Geert Dhondt
Digitized
17 May 2000 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited
by Gail P. Senesac

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