Surfbird

Calidris virgata

ML49949


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Leonard J. Peyton
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Eagle Summit-Steese Highway
Alaska, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 64.4833, -145.4167 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Female – 2
Sounds
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
; ;
Playback
Used

Comments

Purpose of sound: singing in defense of nesting territory; Behavior accompanying vocalization: running around on ground and calling from flight; When not vocalizing, birds were feeding; Recordist's Note: "Two females were attracted to this playback (Pre-copulatory call) and proceeded to display and chase. Both birds showed no evidence of having a male around. Possibly both males were on nests or neither of these two females had attracted a male. These tapes contain what I call threat calls.". Sound stimulation was (other): playback precopulating call. Habitat: Tundra, Rocky.

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA III
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 104
Accessories
Parabola 99.1cm/30.5cm (39in/12in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
3 May 2001 by Lauren A. Serafin
Digitized
3 May 2001 by Lauren A. Serafin
Edited

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