Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Beaufort Lagoon - Telinga 23 (060611-183)

Title Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Beaufort Lagoon - Telinga 23 (060611-183)
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Common Name Pacific Loon; Lapland Longspur
Scientific Name Gavia pacifica
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Craniata
Class Aves
Order Gaviiformes
Family Gaviidae
Genus Gavia
Subject Ambient sounds; Places; Birds; Nature sounds
Spatial Coverage Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska); Alaska; Beaufort Lagoon (Alaska)
Creator Colver, Kevin J.
Media Rights Management Principal Investigator: Bernie Krause, PhD; Project collaborators and associates: Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart
Publisher Western Soundscape Archive, University of Utah
Contributors Krause, Bernard L.; Stewart, Martyn, 1955-
Type Sound
Format image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications Compressed from .wav format into .mp3 delivery format
Contributing Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112; Support for the Arctic Soundscape Project was provided by the Animal Welfare Institute, Calgary Zoo, Harvard University, Google (Firm), Johnson Outdoor Industries, Madrone Audubon Society, Maine Community Foundation, Patagonia, Inc., SanDisk, SkyWalker Sound, individual residents of the Sonoma County community, Stanford University, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Ecological and animal data provided by NatureServe. 2006. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available
Description ambient recording
Note Field notes: The last of the winters' ice was melting in one corner of the lake. A pair of Pacific Loons had been silent for hours, huddled at the far end of the pond and occasionally fish diving. Suddenly a new male loon arrived on the pond. Not yet paired, he was traveling from pond to pond in hopes of usurping a rival. A vocal calling battle soon deteriorated into submarine combat as the resident male dove and came up under the intruder, stabbing with his sharp bill. Listen for the pained pop call. Surface and underwater combat continued. When on the surface, each male continually dipped his face into the water to scan the underwater front, fearing a submarine attack. Finally both males took off in low flight across the pond. The intruder continued off to the next pond 1/4 mile away and the resident male landed on the other end of the pond, now separated from his mate. Male and female then swam back to reunite at pond's center, the FEMALE now calling with a mournful whine until the pair was again together. Once again, nothing is heard but the signature background sound of coastal tundra, non-stop Lapland Longspur display song. Habitat: Coastal Tundra with small puddles/ponds; Elevation: 49 Feet; Season: Spring; Local Time: 07:10
Global Positioning System Coordinates 69.87365 / -142.326467
Species Range (Southwestern States)
Full Nature Serve Report
Additional Resources Arctic Soundscape Project;
Source File Recording Equipment Recorder: SoundDevices 722; Microphone: Telinga StereoDat Pro
ARK ark:/87278/s67h1xt5
Setname uu_wss
Date Created 2008-04-16
Date Modified 2011-03-03
ID 1117731
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