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Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Johan Råghall 2018-06-30 Raavrejabpe, Stekenjokk, Jämtland (Sweden) (900 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

423508
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Patrick Franke 2017-02-18 Kugelbake, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony (Germany) flight call, excitement call -

10 individuals

playback-used:no

435177
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Steve Hampton 2017-06-02 Gambell, Nome, Alaska, St. Lawrence Island, Aleutians (United States) (0 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

416068
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Tero Linjama 2008-03-18 Petäjävesi, Piesalankylä, Central Finland, Central Finland (Finland) (120 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

350488
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Stanislas Wroza 2018-07-17 Flatey Island, Western Fjords (Iceland) (0 m) alarm call, call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

487582
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Stein Ø. Nilsen 2012-04-14 Selnesbukta, Tromsø, Norway, Troms (Norway) (5 m) Calls (A) - Telinga stereo H4n 98749
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Tim de Boer 2016-06-02 Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Svalbard (Norway) (0 m) male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

321243
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Stanislas Wroza 2018-07-17 Flatey Island, Western Fjords (Iceland) (0 m) alarm call, begging call, call, female, flight call, juvenile, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

487584
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Stein Ø. Nilsen 2020-03-27 TISNES, TROMSØ, Troms (Norway) (0 m) adult, alarm call, female, flight call, male -

Telinga MK2 parabolic, MixPre3 II Flock of 50+ birds feeding/lifting, very nervous and restless behaviour. 32 bit float file normalized and converted to 24 bit/48Khz and edited further in Audacity.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

539157
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis townsendi Ryan P. O'Donnell 2012-06-01 St. Paul Island, Alaska, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs (United States) (30 m) Song (A) - 103019
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis maudoc 2017-02-11 Bocca di Selva, Lessinia, Verona, Verona (Italy) (1600 m) call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

355458
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Paul Marvin 2014-10-28 Forest Road 152 area, off of Gunflint Trail, Superior National Forest (near Grand Marais), Cook County, Minnesota, Cook (United States) (550 m) call -

pair of foraging birds on a large gravel covered opening in the forest

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

211020
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis townsendi Andrew Spencer 2013-05-29 St. Paul Island Quarry, St. Paul Island, Alaska, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs (United States) (30 m) call -

natural vocalization; various calls from the female of a pair of birds located in the bottom of a large quarry.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

143950
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Stein Ø. Nilsen 2017-05-30 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard (Norway) (30 m) song -

Telinga stereo Zoom H5

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

373410
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Teet Sirotkin 2018-10-19 Solberga, Stockholm (Sweden) (40 m) flight call -

Migrating during night.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

439340
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Patrick Franke 2017-02-18 Kugelbake, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony (Germany) flight call -

playback-used:no

435174
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Paul Marvin 2014-10-28 Forest Road 152 area, off of Gunflint Trail, Superior National Forest (near Grand Marais), Cook County, Minnesota, Cook (United States) (550 m) flight call -

I was searching for Snow Buntings at a large open gravel covered area where I saw a number of them several days before. At first I couldn't find any, but then one found me: it was very close and it was walking my way. I followed it closely, taking pictures. It then spotted another Snow Bunting (better company than me) flying overhead, so it flew up to greet it while calling. They both returned near me while contining to call. I quickly grabbed my microphone and recorded most of the action.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

205575
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Paul Marvin 2014-10-27 Forest Road 152 area, off of Gunflint Trail, Superior National Forest (near Grand Marais), Cook County, Minnesota, Cook (United States) (550 m) flight call -

pair, flight from nearby, landing on dirt road, last call as second bird landed by first bird

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

211062
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Peter Boesman 2016-06-12 Gaswell Road, Barrow, North Slope Borough, Alaska, North Slope (United States) (0 m) song - [sono] 323101
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Ireneusz Oleksik 2020-01-16 Reykjavík, Capital Region, Capital (Iceland) (10 m) flight call -

Rocky seaside, high pass filter 2000 Hz 12 dB, ZOOM H1n.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

521172
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Stanislas Wroza 2018-07-17 Flatey Island, Western Fjords (Iceland) (0 m) alarm call, begging call, call, female, flight call, juvenile, male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

487556
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Andrew Spencer 2014-06-28 Freshwater Lake, Barrow, North Slope Borough, Alaska, North Slope (United States) (10 m) song -

natural vocalization; song from a male bird perched on a large snow bank adjacent to open, wet tundra.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

203458
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Andrew Spencer 2014-06-28 Freshwater Lake, Barrow, North Slope Borough, Alaska, North Slope (United States) (10 m) call, song -

natural vocalization; various call types from a male bird, first as it was chasing a Lapland Longspur, and then perched on a large snowbank adjacent to wet tundra. The bird then breaks into song for the rest of the cut.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

203459
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Peter Stronach 2019-05-28 Cairngorms National Park, Highland, Scotland, Highland (United Kingdom) (1000 m) song -

Territorial bird singing from boulder songpost

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

477959
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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