This, against the noise of the colony, is the call an adult male guillemot made to its chick encouraging it to jump to the...

This, against the noise of the colony, is the call an adult male guillemot made to its chick encouraging it to jump to the...
Species: Common Murre   Uria aalge
Subspecies: aalge
Author: Andrew Carter
Date: 
Friday, July 3, 2015
Added to IBC: 1 Dec 2015 - 11:14
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...sea below. At 45 secs comes the reaction from the adult to the chick actually jumping.The chicks jump from the colony ledges when about one third the size of the adults. To avoid preditors (gulls, skuas etc) it starts in the halflight of dusk.

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Citation

Andrew Carter, IBC1137409. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1137409.

Extended version
Andrew Carter, IBC1137409. Sound recording of Common Murre Uria aalge at Treshnish Isles, Great Britain. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1137409.

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