Alauda arvensis - Skylark - Allodola

Alauda arvensis

RECORDING 1
DATE/TIME: 2/november/2003 (4.30 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: one bird was flying high over a wood - POSITION: Poderone near Magliano in Toscana, LAT.N 4236'/LONG.E 1117'- ALTITUDE: +130 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight-call - SEX/AGE: unknown - COMMENT: this is one of the most common calls delivered in flight. - MIC: (U)

RECORDING 2
DATE/TIME: 1/april/2005 (5 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: one bird takes-off from a dry ground, it begins singing while ascending steeply to about 50 m. and then continues while descending like a parachute. - POSITION: Diaccia Botrona marsh, LAT. N. 4245'/LONG. E 1054' - ALTITUDE: 0 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: full song in flight (song-flight) - SEX/AGE: adult male - MIC: (A)

RECORDING 3
DATE/TIME: 22/february/2008 (8 a.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: A small flock is flushed by myself from a meadow. The birds call in flight. - POSITION: Rough land near Orbetello lagoon, LAT. N. 4227'/LONG. E 1113' - ALTITUDE: 0 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls - SEX/AGE: unknown - COMMENT: these calls uttered by flying birds are distinctive for the species. Background: traffic noise. - MIC: (P)

RECORDING 4
DATE/TIME: 1/may/2012 (6 a.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: The bird is flying high and singing over cultivated land (mainly weath). There are many other Skylarks and Crested larks in the zone. - POSITION: Buriano near the river Bruna, LAT. N. 4250'/LONG. E 1100' - ALTITUDE: 4 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: full song in flight (song-flight) - SEX/AGE: adult male - COMMENT: Background: Collared dove and Hooded crow calls. The recording is part of a longer song bout. Note the frequent buzzing syllables that are typical of Skylark song (see spectrograms). - MIC: (P)

RECORDING 5
DATE/TIME: 28/december/2012 (8 a.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: A flock of 5 birds fly off from a grazed meadow. They call in flight. - POSITION: Near the estuary of Ombrone river, LAT. N. 4239'/LONG. E 1101' - ALTITUDE: 0 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls - SEX/AGE: unknown - COMMENT: Distinctive calls uttered by flying birds. Some are similar to those shown in Recording 3. - MIC: (P)

RECORDING 6
DATE/TIME: 26/june/2014 (6 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: Some Skylarks are flying (in sight) above a flat steppe ground with grass and sparse bushes. - POSITION: Near Enisala, Tulcea district, Romania, LAT.N 4452'/LONG.E 2850' - ALTITUDE: +80 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: song flight - SEX/AGE: adult male - COMMENT: At least two birds sing at the same time with others in background. The audio sample is part of a longer recording. - MIC: (P)

RECORDING 7
DATE/TIME: 25/march/2019 (5.30 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: One bird is flying above a pasture and a wheat field. - POSITION: San Donato, near Albinia, Grosseto, LAT.N 4231'/LONG.E 1112' - ALTITUDE: 0 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: song flight - SEX/AGE: adult male - COMMENT: The audio sample represents a complete song bout from an individual bird. Background: barking dog, Corn bunting. - MIC: (P)

RECORDING 8
DATE/TIME: 29/october/2019 (8 a.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: One bird flies off from a small meadow with wild grass between a rocky coast and a village. - POSITION: Pomonte village, Isola d'Elba, Livorno, LAT.N 4244'/LONG.E 1007' - ALTITUDE: 0 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls - SEX/AGE: unknown - COMMENT: There are at least two different call types in the audio sample. These calls are quite common for the species. Background: Robin and Chaffinch. - MIC: (P)

RECORDING 9
DATE/TIME: 27/february/2020 (10.45 a.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: A Skylark is performing a song flight above an alfalfa field. Lowland with cultivated fields. - POSITION: San Donato, Orbetello, LAT.N 4232'/LONG.E 1114' - ALTITUDE: 10 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: song flight - SEX/AGE: adult male - COMMENT: There are some other Skylarks in the same area. The audio sample is part of a long song bout (not completely recorded). Background: Skylark and Corn bunting, particularly at the end of the recording (see spectrograms). - MIC: (P)

RECORDING 10
DATE/TIME: 30/november/2021 (3 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: Four Skylarks fly off from a cereal field and fly around me in circles. Lowland with cultivated fields. - POSITION: Ponti di Badia, Castiglione della Pescaia, LAT. N. 4246'/LONG. E 1059' - ALTITUDE: 0 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls - SEX/AGE: unknown - COMMENT: there are at least four different call types. The birds didn't seem alarmed by my presence. - MIC: (P with Tascam DR100-MKIII)

RECORDING 11
DATE/TIME: 30/november/2021 (3.30 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: Same place as above. A small flock of Skylarks flies off from cultivated land. One bird turns back and flies above me. - POSITION: Ponti di Badia, Castiglione della Pescaia, LAT. N. 4246'/LONG. E 1059' - ALTITUDE: 0 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls - SEX/AGE: unknown - COMMENT: Until 7 seconds the recorded calls were uttered by the flock, afterwards it is the single bird calling. In this audio sample the trilled calls are most used. Background: Hooded crow. - MIC: (P with Tascam DR100-MKIII)

RECORDING 12
DATE/TIME: 30/november/2021 (4 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: Same place as above. Two birds are flying above me. - POSITION: Ponti di Badia, Castiglione della Pescaia, LAT. N. 4246'/LONG. E 1059' - ALTITUDE: 0 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls - SEX/AGE: unknown - COMMENT: The birds were not flushed by me and this call type is one of the most common. Background: Skylark. - MIC: (P with Tascam DR100-MKIII)


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