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 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus rufocollis


 Sonogram of Little Grebe song

Walthamstow Reservoirs, London, England  12 May 2013

Territorial song from the male close to incubating female.

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 Sonogram of Little Grebe alarm call

Walthamstow Reservoirs, London, England  12 May 2013

Alarm call from incubating female while two Moorhens fought close to the nest.

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 Sonogram of Little Grebe song

Embalse de Arrocampo, Extremadura, Spain  39 50' 17.1" N  05 41' 03.7" W  16 June 2013

Territorial/advertising song from a pair.

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 Sonogram of Little Grebe territorial song

Walthamstow Reservoirs, London, England  51 34' 47.1'' N  00 03' 30.4'' W  10 May 2009

Territoral trilling song uttered from edge of reedbed strip (also a Reed Warbler partly obscuring the sound); around 3.5 seconds long, harmonics rising before falling in pitch.

 

 

 

 

Sonogram of Little Grebe calls

Walthamstow Reservoirs, London, England  51 34' 47.1'' N  00 03' 30.4'' W  10 May 2009

Repeated call - perhaps used in alarm.

 

 

 


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