Gadwall

Mareca strepera

ML61577021


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John Patterson
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eBird Checklist S37715007
Aberdeen -- Township Road 373, E of Porter Lake
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 52.188, -106.2573 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Call; Non-vocal; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Comments

Recorded using the vehicle as a blind. In the first segment a lone male has just landed in a small roadside slough and is calling, with a breathy upslurred introduction to the call. Late in this segment the duck flies to an adjacent field and continues calling. In the second segment the duck has flown to a small slough on the other side of the road, continues to call and can be heard foraging on the surface of the water, making quiet slapping noises. At the end of this segment the duck takes off and returns to the slough on the other side of the road. In the third segment the male has been joined by a female. The male is no longer calling and the pair can be heard foraging at the surface and making the quiet slapping noise. This is accompanied by very quiet calls that were not heard when the male was making the slapping sound on his own.

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices 702T
Microphone
Telinga Pro 8 stereo
Accessories
Telinga 22" hard parabola
Original file size
227,036KB

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