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African Fish Eagle Haliaetus vocifer
Background: Golden-rumped Tinker Barbet., recorded by David Watts, 8 December 1974, Lake St Lucia, Zululand, South Africa.
African Fish Eagle Haliaetus vocifer
calls, recorded by TC White, 13 January 1983, Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
African Toad Bufo regularis
calls, recorded by Robert Stjernstedt, 3 August 1966, Lake Duluti, Arusha, Tanzania.
Bharatpur Dawn
recorded by Richard Ranft, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
calls, recorded by Rod Jervis, 17 February 1980, Waltham Brooks, Sussex, England.
Common Frogs Rana temporaria
recorded by Laurence Shove, 12 February 1965, South Brent, Devon, England.
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 23 March 1970, Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, England.
Common Loon Gavia stellata
song and calls, recorded by Tom Cosburn, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada.
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
song, recorded by Victor Lewis, 8 May 1974, Shropshire, England.
Common Teal Anas crecca
calls, recorded by Rod Jervis, 20 January 1980, Waltham Brooks, Sussex, England.
Common Toad Bufo bufo
calls, recorded by Eric & May Nobles, 19 March 1989, Llandrindod Wells, Radnor, Wales.
Coot Fulica atra
calls and splashing, recorded by William Pedley, 11 February 1970, Cosgrove Broads, Northamptonshire, England.
Evening atmosphere
recorded by Katie Hampson, 5 August 1998, Coorg, Lackunda Estate, Karnataka, India.
Frog chorus
recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1981, Foz de Jutai, Jutai, Brazil.
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
calls at nest, recorded by Victor Lewis, 21 April 1974, Herefordshire, England.
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 3 June 1977, Shropshire, England.
Greylag Goose Anser anser
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 28 March 1982, Newport Pagnell Gravel Pits, Buckinghamshire, England.
Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius
recorded by Robert Stjernstedt, 2 July 1985, Luangwa River, Zambia.
Indian Gharial Gavialis gangeticus
calls, recorded by Daniel Bennet, 14 September 1998, Madras Crocodile Bank, Madras, India.
Linnet Acanthis cannabina
flight calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 25 May 1965, Berkshire, England.
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 2 June 1967, Surrey, England.
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
female calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 11 October 1992, near Fernhurst, West Sussex, England.
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
male calls, recorded by William Pedley, 1976, Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, England.
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 11 April 1971, Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, England.
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
wings, recorded by Reg Tassell, 11 May 1978, Staverton Bridge, Devon, England.
Northern Leopard Frog Rana pipiens and Wood Frog Rana sylvatica
chorusing, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 14 April 2001, Humber Trails Park, Ontario, Canada.
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 11 June 1978, Morayshire, Scotland.
Pobblebonk Frog Limnodynastes dumerili
recorded by Vicki Powys, 13 February 1992, Sunny Corner, New South Wales, Australia.
Rusty Forest Treefrog Leptopelis viridis
recorded by Mark Day, 29 July 1989, 7km north of Bafarta, Guinnea-Bissau.
Siamese Crocodile Crocodylus siamensis
young, recorded by Katie Hampson, 5 Sept 1998, Madras Crocodile Bank, Madras, India.
Sulphur-breasted Bush Shrike Telophorus sulfureopectus
song, recorded by Claude Chappuis, 18 January 1967, Manyara Lake, Tanzania.
The Water Singer Micronecta scholtzi
An aquatic bug stridulating underwater, recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1984, Wimbledon Park, London, England.
Tropical savannah soundscape
recorded by Robert Stjernstedt, 7 September 1966, Arusha, Tanzania.
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 4 July 1982, Willen Lake, Buckinghamshire, England.
Water dripping in a subterranean cavern
recorded by Richard Ranft, 20 May 1997, limestone caves, Dordogne, France.
Wigeon Anas penelope
calls, recorded by Rod Jervis, 21 January 1979, Waltham Brooks, Sussex, England.

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