Circus pygargus - Montagu's harrier - Albanella minore

Circus pygargus

RECORDING 1
DATE/TIME: 01/may/2005 (3 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: A female is flying over a rough ground with scattered bushes near Mount Labbro: the breeding site of 6 pairs. There are some other males and females flying nearby. Zone with mountains, cultivated and rough grounds, mixed woods. - POSITION: Mount Labbro, LAT. N. 42 48'/ LONG. E 11 34' - ALTITUDE: +1100 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls - SEX/AGE: adult female - COMMENT: the birds are performing aerial displays with respective mates or they are looking for a mate. - MIC: (A)

RECORDING 2
DATE/TIME: 01/may/2005 (3.30 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: Same place as above. - POSITION: Mount Labbro, LAT. N. 42 48'/ LONG. E 11 34' - ALTITUDE: +1100 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls. - SEX/AGE: adult female - COMMENT: A female is pursuing (in flight) a male soliciting the food pass ceremony. - MIC: (A)

RECORDING 3
DATE/TIME: 01/may/2005 (4 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: Same place as above. A male and a female are performing flight displays. - POSITION: Mount Labbro, LAT. N. 42 48'/ LONG. E 11 34' - ALTITUDE: +1100 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls. - SEX/AGE: adult male - COMMENT: the male answers to the female's whistling calls (check Recording 1). - MIC: (A)


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