Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Recent sound recordings from the past year

Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina)







Waide Motell Campsite, Elva, Estonia 58º 23' 22.5'' N 26º 33' 29.7'' E
25 May 2010h, 0421h. Territorial song of male in secondary growth within mature mixed woodland; sonogram is an excerpt of a much longer recording.

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)







Sutlepa Meri, Estonia 59º 01' 16.7'' N 23º 34' 00.5'' E
28 May 2010, 1603h. Territorial song (~8 elements in each strophe) of male high in Ash in open meadow.

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)







Tooma, Endla Looduskaitseala, Estonia 58º 52' 21.4'' N 26º 15' 59.4'' E
21 May 2010, 1531h. Territorial song: single strophe preceded by two faint high-pitched notes (~7.0-8.3 kHz) from high in spruce glade with deciduous understorey.

Redwing (Turdus iliacus)







Nigula Bog, Nigula Looduskaitseala, Estonia 58º 00' 25.2'' N 24º 42' 50.8'' E
27 May 2010h 2206h. Territorial song at dusk from flooded spruce forest with larch and alder: three to four descending, fluty notes followed by complex twittering phrases, delivered at eight strophes per minute.

Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)







Menara Gardens, Marrakech, Morocco 31° 36' 51.57" N 08° 01' 05.12" W
19 February 2011 1044h. Powerful song phrase uttered from olive grove - part of a much longer delivery.

Alpine Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus)







Oukaïmeden, High Atlas, Morocco 31° 12' 22.38" N 07° 51' 32.30" W
13 February 2011h 0922h. Calls from a roving flock feeding in the snow - Red-billed Choughs in the background.

Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)







Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain 40° 24' 56.70" N 03° 45' 05.30" W
21 February 2011. Call froms a small party - very common species in this city.

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)







Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales, Andalucia, Spain 36° 08' 59.4" N 05° 35' 00.6" W
9 Apr 2011, 1533h. Calls from a small feeding party.

Iberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus ibericus)







Valle de Ojén, Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales, Andalucia, Spain
36° 08' 46.8" N 05° 34' 58.2" W 11 Apr 2011, 1209h
Territorial song from cork oak/holm oak woodland. This bird was singing with continual variation between successive strophes.

Western Bonelli's Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli)







Valle de Ojén, Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales, Andalucia, Spain
36° 08' 46.8" N 05° 34' 58.2" W 11 Apr 2011, 1307h
Territorial song from cork oak woodland. Strophes repeated 5-6 times per minute.

Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)







Arroyo del Tiradero, Valle de Ojén, Andalucia, Spain 36° 08' 46.4" N 05° 35' 04.3" W
11 Apr 2011, 1337h. Territorial song from skulking male in thorny, evergreen scrub on open cork oak slopes. Fast, chattering, scratchy warblers, each strophe lasting 3-8 seconds, mostly uttered from within cover.

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)







Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, US 33° 51' 33.21" N 106° 52' 37.65" W
26 December 2010. Trumpeting call from bird feeding in flock.

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)







Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, US 33°49' 59.87" N 106° 51' 27.65" W
26 December 2010 1725h. Call froms birds preparing to roost.

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)







Kindrogan, Perthshire, Scotland 56° 44' 54.3'' N 03° 32' 55.1'' W
16 June 2010 0529h. Territorial song from Yews beside walled garden.

Coal Tit (Periparus ater)







Kindrogan, Perthshire, Scotland 56° 44' 54.3'' N 03° 32' 55.1'' W
16 June 2010 0704h. Territorial male singing from open larch woodland.

Wood Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)







Kensington Gardens, London, England 51° 30' 28.7" N 00° 10' 43.8" W
26 March 2011 1201h. Male singing 'fast song' from outside nest in London Plane; up to 10 strophes per minute.

Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)







Wanstead Flats, London, England 51° 35' 31.0" N 00° 13' 37.7" W
26 March 2011 0817h. Territorial/advertising 'yaffle' from mature Sessile Oak copse; note the unusual higher-pitched second and third elements.

Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus)







Long Key State Park, Long Key, Florida, United States 24º 48' 49.3'' N 80º 49' 18.2'' W
5 July 2010, 0850h. Territorial song from flooded mangroves.

Florida Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor paludicola)







Long Key State Park, Long Key, Florida, United States 24º 48' 53.5'' N 80º 49' 22.2'' W
11 July 2010, 0819h. Calls from male feeding along the edge of mangroves.

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)







Long Key State Park, Long Key, Florida, United States 24º 48' 50.3'' N 80º 49' 05.7'' W
5 July 2010, 0925h. Territorial/advertising song of male in hammock scrub.

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)







Long Key State Park, Long Key, Florida, United States 24º 48' 45.4'' N 80º 48' 58.2'' W
5 July 2010, 0918h. Territorial/advertising song of a male in hammock scrub.

3 comments:

Suz said...

These are briliant recordings. Thanks for posting Fraser.

Nunavut said...
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