Willow Ptarmigan, Lagopus lagopus alascensis

Recording AV#14587. USA: Allen Creek, AK (62.1597, -162.96)
recorded by Cody Porter

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 14587
AVoCet catalog #AV14587
Audio duration (s)82.5
ID confidence and determination100%
Seen well, ID initially on voice
Other identified bird speciesLapland Longspur, Long-tailed Jaeger, Wilson's Snipe, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Savannah Sparrow
Other noiserecordist, wing
Sound types presentcalls, display songs
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorseveral males mostly confined to displaying to and from patches of open ground
Group sizemultiple males visible, females not seen but likely nearby


Recording dateMay 16, 2011
Time recorded (24h)21:00
LocationUSA: Allen Creek, AK (62.1597, -162.96)
Coordinates determined by: Estimate using xeno canto
Elevation (m)30
Determined by: Estimate from Google Earth
Weatherpartly cloudy; gentle breeeze; low 30s
Habitatlichen mat tundra along edge of drainage

Additional Information

Recordist nameCody Porter
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use, with attribution
Recording EquipmentMarantz PMD 661, Sennheiser ME-66