South African Shelduck, Tadorna cana

Recording AV#11735. South Africa: Western Cape; Veerkeerdevlei Dam (-33.323, 19.87)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 11735
AVoCet catalog #AV11735
Audio duration (s)32.9
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well; numerically dominant on the lake, which also contained a few Alopochen aegyptiacus and other waterfowl and shorebirds
Other identified bird speciesPhoenicopterus roseus
Sound types presentcalls
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviormostly settled birds
Group sizea few hundred
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?same flock


Recording dateJanuary 08, 2011
Time recorded (24h)5:57h
LocationSouth Africa: Western Cape; Veerkeerdevlei Dam (-33.323, 19.87)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)810
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Weatherclear, calm, pleasant
Position of sunwell after sunrise
Habitatlake in Karoo scrub

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-66/K6