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 Common Snipe  Gallinago gallinago


 

 Sonogram of Snipe in drumming aerial display

Barwick, Biebrza National Park, Poland   53 22' 14.5'' N  22 33' 32.4'' E    3 July 2009, 2025h

Advertising sound of a bird in aerial display flight (drumming) - a non-vocal sound produced by the rush of air over the bird's outer tail feathers. Flying a circuit c100 metres in diametre and 'diving' 4-5 times per minute. Note the striking pattern created by the harmonics from 0.22 kHz to over 8 kHz.

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