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Black Panther Panthera pardus
growls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 29 September 1986, Banham Zoo, Norfolk, England.
African Elephant Loxodonta africana
recorded by David Watts, 28 September 1974, west of Halali, Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Barn Owl Tyto alba
scream, recorded by Victor Lewis, 2 August 1988, Cardiganshire, Wales.
Blue-breasted Quail Excalfactoria chinensis
calls, recorded by Derek Holmes, 22 January 1979, Morowali, Altitude sea level, Longitude 121 35' E, Latitude 1 50' S, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Brain Fever Bird Hierococcyx varius
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.
Burchell's Zebra Equus burchelli
recorded by John Dunning, Wankie Game Reserve, South Africa.
Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis
calls, recorded by David Watts, 24 July 1984, Victoria Bay, Southern Cape Province, South Africa.
Common Crane Grus grus
recorded by Patrick Sellar, May 1970, near Boden, Norbotten, Sweden.
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis
song, recorded by Victor Lewis, 28 May 1961, Herefordshire, England.
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
song, recorded by E Allsopp, 15 July 1967, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, England.
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata
song, recorded by A. Rex Ashby, 9 July 1986, Hampton Ridge, New Forest, Hampshire, England.
Degodi Lark Mirafra degodiensis
calls, recorded by Steve Smith, 25 December 1995, Bogol Manyo area, Ethiopia.
Desert Cisticola Cisticola aridula
song, recorded by Claude Chappuis, 2 June 1972, Lake Chad, Chad.
Early Nesting Bumble Bees Bombus pratorum
recorded by Richard Ranft, 17 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Field Cricket Gryllus campestris
stridulation, recorded by Kyle Turner, 18 April 1993, Le Bougayrou, Lacave, Lot, France.
Greek Tortoise Testudo graeca
knocking shells and mewing sounds during courtship, recorded by Jack Skeel, 8 April 1970, near Antalya, South Turkey, Turkey.
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
song, recorded by Victor Lewis, 15 May 1960, Sussex, England.
Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri
calls, recorded by Anthony Walker, 13 January 1969, Hippo Pools, South-east Lowveld, Zimbabwe.
Hadada Ibis Hagedashia hagedash
calls, recorded by David Watts, 29 August 1979, north of Suikerbosrand, Transvaal, South Africa.
Impala Aepyceros melampus
calls, recorded by David Watts, 24 June 1984, east of Naboomspruit, Transvaal, South Africa.
Jerdon's Bushchat Saxicola jerdoni
song, recorded by Craig Robson, 2000, Dibru Saikhowa NP, Assam, India.
Lesser Field Grasshopper Chorthippus mollis
stridulation, recorded by Michael F. Claridge, 11 August 1976, Grand Gerique at base of Mont Ventoux, France.
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
alarm calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 25 June 1961, Somerset, England.
Lion Panthera leo
roars and snarls, recorded by Simon Bearder, June 1974, Timbavati Reserve, East Transvaal, Transvaal, South Africa.
Magpie Pica pica
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 18 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
flight calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 22 April 1962, Hampshire, England.
Meadow soundscape with grasshoppers
recorded by Richard Ranft, 19 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Mole Cricket Gryllotalpa sp
stridulation, recorded by Anthony H. Baylis, 9 July 1989, Sisi, Crete.
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola
song, recorded by John Corbett, May 1993, 81'E, 46'N, SW of Alakol, Kazakhstan.
Pallas's Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
song, recorded by Per Alström, June 1987, Chang Bai Shan, China.
Planthopper Nilaparvata lugens
tremulations of insect from Australia, recorded in laboratory, recorded by Michael F. Claridge, 11 April 1986, Cardiff, Wales.
Quail Coturnix coturnix
song, recorded by Victor Lewis, 3 June 1962, Hertfordshire, England.
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 24 May 1987, Parque National de Donana, Huelva, Spain.
Short-toed Lark Calandrella cinerea
song, recorded by Cornelius J. Hazevoet, 12 May 1988, Belchite, La Lomama, Zaragoza, Spain.
Skylark Alauda arvensis
song, recorded by A. Rex Ashby, 13 June 1982, Hampshire, England.
Song Sparrow Zonotrichia melodia
song, recorded by Anthony H. Baylis, 9 April 1988, Tennessee Valley, California, USA.
Southern Boubou Shrike Laniarius ferrugineus
duet, recorded by David Watts, 27 November 1974, Mountain Zebra National Park, Cape Province, South Africa.
Spotted Hyaena Crocuta crocuta
calls, recorded by David Watts, 20 January 1980, Umfolosi Game Park, Zululand, South Africa.
Stonechat Saxicola torquata
song, recorded by A. Rex Ashby, 15 June 1984, New Forest, Hampshire, England.
Tropical Boubou Shrike Laniarius aethiopicus
duet, recorded by Robert Stjernstedt, 14 June 1989, Chikune, Zambia.
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
song, recorded by A. Rex Ashby, 13 June 1987, New Forest, Hampshire, England.
Vervet Monkey Cercopithecus aethiops
calls, recorded by Roland McVicker, 28 July 1982, Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
Whistler's Warbler Seicercus whistleri
song, recorded by Per Alström, 19 May 1997, Lava (2100m), Kalimpong district, West Bengal, India.
Woodlark Lulllula arborea
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 11 June 1994, Frensham, Surrey, England.
Yellow baboon Papio cynocephalus
barks, recorded by Roland McVicker, 4 September 1983, Ramis, Kenya.
Yellow-eyed Canary Serinus mozambicus
song, recorded by David Watts, 3 November 1984, Oliphants Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
song, recorded by A. Rex Ashby, 6 July 1985, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England.
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