Imperial Snipe

Gallinago imperialis

ML86008171


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Andrew Spencer
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eBird Checklist S32152872
Reserva Yanacocha
Pichincha, Ecuador
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Latitude and Longitude -0.1118, -78.5847 Map

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

Comments

sounds during the pre-dawn roding display from four different birds (with one in particular close and on-target, the others mostly far in the background). The bird was visible for most of this recording, flying high overhead. There was a lot of variability in the whooshing sound made during the moderately shallow stoops made at the end of each vocal element; at times there was almost no mechanical sound produced at all, while during others it was loud and prevalent. Habitat was dense elfin forest on steep terrain.

Observation details

Started at 5:24, mostly done by 5:43, with one bird going until 5:47. Then at 7:15, out of curiosity, I played the tape about 500m up the Polylepis trail past the feeders, and had two birds respond!

Technical Information

Recorder
Microphone
Accessories
Original file size
12,285KB

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