King Eider

Somateria spectabilis

ML59447


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Darryl Dahmer
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Bathurst Island
Nunavut, Canada
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Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Foraging or Eating
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Unspecified

Comments

Recordist's Note: "Mostly low calls of female, some distant calls of males. some feeding + preening sounds, water sounds" (WWHG) [This recording contains primarily the clucking, "Gogogog..." Calls given by the female (see p. 609 of Cramp et al. 1977. The birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Birds of the Western Palearctic. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press, Oxford; this call not really described in BNA account), but there are also numerous examples of the "cooing" calls of the male (e.g., 2:53, 2:57, 3:03, 3:05, 3:33-3:36, 4:00-4:05, 4:27. 4:34, 4:40, 4:44, 4:48, 4;50-4:52, 4:56-4:58, 5:00, 5:06-5:14, 5:24-5:26, 5:30-5:32, 5:35-5:36. 5:44, 5:49, 5:58-6:00, 6:30-6:32, 6:35, 8:29, 8:34-8:36, 8:53, 8:58, 9:01). Quality changed from 1-2 to 2, 2-3 (with much tape hiss - BEST part is at 4:15-6:00) - CAM - 18 March 2005].

Background Species

Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis
Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Red Phalarope - Phalaropus fulicarius

Technical Information

Recorder
Microphone
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
28 Jul 1999 by Geert Dhondt
Digitized
6 Jul 2000 by Lauren A. Serafin
Edited

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