Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris

Recording AV#7927. USA: Michigan; Ingham Co.; Hancock Turfgrass Research Center (42.711, -84.475)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Graphic Sound Analysis
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Sonogram of recording #AV 7927
AVoCet catalog #AV7927
Audio duration (s)49.2
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well
Other identified bird speciesMolothrus ater, Agelaius phoeniceus
Sound types presentcalls, wing noise
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviorbathing in puddle in parking lot in tight flock, then flying off suddenly in two bunches making considerable wing noise
Group size100-200
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?same flock


Recording dateSeptember 13, 2009
Time recorded (24h)17:12h
LocationUSA: Michigan; Ingham Co.; Hancock Turfgrass Research Center (42.711, -84.475)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)262
Determined by: Google Earth
Habitatparking lot in large turfgrass field

Additional Information

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