Common Blackbird, Turdus merula merula

Recording AV#13056. Germany: Obertshausen Anglersee (50.0619, 8.8238)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 13056
AVoCet catalog #AV13056
Audio duration (s)154.3
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well singing
Other identified bird speciesPhylloscopus collybita
Other noisewind
Sound types presentsong
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorperched near top of tree, body at diagonal, mouth opened obviously with each song, throat and breast feathers puffing out during each song and wings raised slightly, bird looking around between songs but not doing anything else
Group size1


Recording dateJune 23, 2011
Time recorded (24h)16:50h
LocationGermany: Obertshausen Anglersee (50.0619, 8.8238)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)126
Determined by: Google Earth
Habitattree-fringed small lake

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