Gray-backed Tern

Onychoprion lunatus

ML89598


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

Comments

NOTES: This is a very large colony of thousands of individuals of S. lunata. A few S. fuscata are interspersed, but most of the sounds on the tape are those of S. lunata. The birds were on the ground, but flew up in a sirling mass as I approached. Other Behaviors: Flush, Emit Alarm, Social Context: Colony. Habitat: Lake.

Background Species

Sooty Tern - Onychoprion fuscatus

Technical Information

Recorder
MARANTZ PMD 221
Microphone
Sennheiser ME 80
Accessories
Sony PBR-330 Parabola 32.8cm/6.5cm(12.9in/2.6in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
17 Aug 1999
Digitized
6 Apr 2006 by Martha Fischer
Edited
17 Aug 1999

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