Richardson's Ground Squirrel whistles (response to appearance of Mink)

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Title Richardson's Ground Squirrel whistles (response to appearance of Mink)
Common Name Richardson's Ground Squirrel
Scientific Name Spermophilus richardsonii
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Craniata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Sciuridae
Genus Spermophilus
Subject Mammals; Places; Nature sounds
Spatial Coverage Winnipeg (Man.); Manitoba; Canada
Creator Hare, James
Media Rights Management Audio file copyright 2010, James Hare. All rights reserved
Publisher Western Soundscape Archive, University of Utah
Date 2008-07-10
Type Sound
Format audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications Compressed from .wav format into .mp4 delivery format
Contributing Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112; Ecological and animal data provided by NatureServe. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available http://www.natureserve.org/explorer
Description Vocalization of a Richardson Ground Squirrel
Note Sub-section of repeated whistles issued in multi-caller bout by a yearling female (UD tri-3spots; consistently loudest in recording), a juvenile female (131; second loudest in recording), and a juvenile male (70; faintest and most infrequent calls in recording) that were members of a Richardsons ground squirrel research population at Winnipeg Manitobas Assiniboine Park Zoo) at 0906 CDT on 10 July 2008, in conjunction with the appearance of a mink approximately 40 m north of the calling individuals walking onto the grass out of a wooded area. The microphone was oriented approximately 20 to the right of UD tri-3spots at a distance of 10 m, while it was at an angle of approximately 65 to the right of both 131 and 70, who were within 1 m of each other, 6 m from the microphone. Temperature 19.3 C, Average Wind Speed 4.1 kph out of northeast, Relative Humidity 50%. Equipment: a tripod-mounted Audio Technica AT-815b shotgun condenser microphone, connected via a Tascam US-122L A/D interface to a Getac M220 Laptop running Avisofts Recorder Software. Files were recorded at a 48 kHz sampling rate, and 16-bit sampling depth, though ultimately these were converted on SASLabPro to a 44.1 kHz sampling rate, and then converted to MP3 files using iTunes 9.2.
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Source File Recording Equipment Tripod-mounted Audio Technica AT-815b shotgun condenser microphone, connected via a Tascam US-122L A/D interface to a Getac M220 Laptop running Avisofts Recorder Software. Files were recorded at a 48 kHz sampling rate, and 16-bit sampling depth, though ultimately these were converted on SASLabPro to a 44.1 kHz sampling rate, and then converted to MP3 files using iTunes 9.2.
ARK ark:/87278/s6v98njf
Setname uu_wss
Date Created 2010-09-01
Date Modified 2011-02-24
ID 1119282
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v98njf
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