Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator

Recording AV#14537. USA: Washington; Port Angeles, Ediz Hook (48.1397, -123.443)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 14537
AVoCet catalog #AV14537
Audio duration (s)13.9
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Other noisewaves
Sound types presentcall and splashing on take-off
just one soft call at start
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Sexboth present
Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorswimming close together and diving near shore, then taking off as a group with long taxiing
Group size4


Recording dateMay 01, 2012
Time recorded (24h)11:30h
LocationUSA: Washington; Port Angeles, Ediz Hook (48.1397, -123.443)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)0
Determined by: Google Earth
Weathercool, drizzly, windy
Habitatbay sheltered by spit

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-67/K6