Mew Gull (American)

Larus canus brachyrhynchus

ML50039


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Leonard J. Peyton
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Latitude and Longitude 63.0667, -146.6667 Map

Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

Calling in defense of nesting territory. Feeding on surface of the lake. ML: Most of this sounds to me like the burry calls of Larus philadephia NOT L. canus, but the latter species probably does account for the more typical, gull-like calls in the background. I believe that the calls at 0:345-0:365 and 0:515-0:53 are comparable to the "kia" or "kiaa-kiaa" Alarm-Calls of L. canus, as described and shown in Figure II of Cramp et al. (1983. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa: the birds of the Western Palearctic. Vol. III. Oxford University Press, Oxford), but these do not appear to be comparable to the Alarm Calls of BNA (which more closely match the Anxiety-Calls of BWP). It appears that no comparable call is described in BNA account. (CAM - 15 April 2005). Number of individuals=AM10+AF10+;. Habitat: Lake.

Background Species

American Tree Sparrow - Spizelloides arborea

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA III
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 104
Accessories

Archival Information

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

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