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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 Christopher McPherson 2020-11-22 Woodmont Orchard Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, Hillsborough (United States) (120 m) alarm call, call, flight call, life stage uncertain, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

604639
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis townsendi Frank Lambert 2015-05-24 St. Paul Island, Pribilof's, Alaska, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs (United States) (60 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

352930
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 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) call -

pair on dirt road, called as they hopped away from me, keeping distance

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

211057
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 Juha Saari 2021-03-28 Helsinki, Helsinki, Uusimaa, Uusimaa (Finland) (40 m) nocturnal flight call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

632784
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; calls from a pair of birds perched along the edge of a large quarry. The male bird is giving the quieter rattling calls, and the female the louder buzzy calls.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

143949
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis townsendi Ryan P. O'Donnell 2012-06-17 St. Paul Island, Alaska, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs (United States) (4 m) Song (A) - Natural intervals. Same individual as in XC104581. 104582
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 -

Song and high-pitched calls during display with fluttering wings.

323102
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 2014-10-27 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 dirt road, probably calling in reaction to my presence

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

211056
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Rob van Bemmelen 2016-06-15 Sorsele, Västerbottens län, Lycksele lappmark (Sweden) (1100 m) male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

322095
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Andrew Harrop 2019-10-11 Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, Shetland (United Kingdom) (20 m) call, male -

Calls from male perched on rocky outcrop.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

501905
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 along dirt road, mostly calling in flight, disturbed by me

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

211010
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 2017-05-29 Hotellneset, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Svalbard (Norway) (25 m) male, song -

Bird in breeding rocky outcrop near airport. Telinga parabolic stereo and Zoom H5.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

379430
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 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 Masato Nagai (Japan) 2017-01-06 Suzu-shi, Ishikawa-ken, Ishikawa (Japan) (10 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

397754
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Stein Ø. Nilsen 2020-04-02 Straumsbukta SNI, Troms (Norway) (10 m) adult, alarm call, call, feeding flock, flight call, male -

Telinga MK2, MIXPRE3 II feeding flock ab. 50 birds recorded in 32bit float file. Edited in Audition and Audacity.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

540982
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 Terje Kolaas 2018-06-05 Geatnjajavri, Finnmark, Varanger penisula, Finnmark (Norway) (260 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

425901
xeno-canto.org
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis Janne Bruun 2003-05-31 Varangi, Finnmark (Norway) (0 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

216987
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; a single call from a male bird perched at the edge of a large quarry.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

143948
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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