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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 flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   26 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Distant call (700+ metres) from a Little Grebe in flight at night at 02:52.

Four introductory peeps at 1.9-3.0 kHz over 1.1 sec, followed by a slow 1.4 sec, largely unwavering, trill of 16 elements at 1.8-1.9 KHz.

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Sonogram of Little Grebe flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   25 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Distant call (700+ metres) from a Little Grebe in flight at night at 02:25.

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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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