Purple Sunbird, Nectarinia asiatica

Recording AV#3806. Oman: Muscat Governorate; southern outskirts of Qurayyat (23.244, 58.912)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Graphic Sound Analysis
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AVoCet catalog #AV3806
Audio duration (s)97.6
Other identified bird speciesPycnonotus leucotis
Sound types presentsong
Grade of best portiongood
second strophe interrupted by speech

Individual Characterization

Sexmale breeding plumage
Determined by: bp
Determined by: bp
Group size1 male, followed by non-vocalizing (?) female


Recording date 1 Mar 2010
Time recorded (24h)9:46h
LocationOman: Muscat Governorate; southern outskirts of Qurayyat (23.244, 58.912)
Coordinates determined by: GPS
Elevation (m)6
Determined by: Google Earth
Weatherhot, windy
Habitatverdant, with medium-tall trees and herbaceous understorey, obviously flooded recently, dried out now; flat plain, acacia-type trees

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyrighted by recordist; freely available with attribution
Equipment usedNagra Ares BB+; Sennheiser ME-66
Creative Commons License

Audio recording file "Nectarinia+asiatica_1Mar10OM.Quriyat-PCR_OM_NAGRA20100301.035_90-190_1_S" by Pamela C. Rasmussen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at avocet.zoology.msu.edu/recordings/3806.