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Amazon Parrots Amazona farinosa
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Bahia Tyrannulet Phylloscartes beckeri
song, recorded by Jeremy Minns, 7 November 2001, Boa Nova ('14 23S 40 13W), Bahia, Brazil.
 
Bamboo Rat Dactylomus dactylinus
calls at night, recorded by Richard Ranft, 22 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Bannerman's Turaco Turaco bannermani
from "African Birds Sounds - vol 2" CD, recorded by Nick Gardner, 22 March 1997, Bafut-Nguemba Forest Reserve, Cameroon.
 
Bare-faced Tamarin Saguinus bicolor
recorded by Jacques Vielliard, 26 August 1987, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
 
Black-billed Wood Dove Turtur abyssinicus
song, recorded by Robert Stjernstedt, Achimota Forest, Ghana.
 
Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes ralloides
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 14 April 1985, Volcan Barva, Costa Rica.
 
Black-girdled Barbet Capito dayi
song, recorded by Jeremy Minns, 8 April 2003, Thaimaçu, Pousada - R. São Benedito, '09° 03'S 56° 35'W, Para, Brazil.
 
Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis
song, recorded by Derek Holmes, 24 June 1973, Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.
 
Bolivian Earthcreeper Upucerthia certhioides harterti
calls, recorded by Dave Willis, 29 July 1999, Saipina, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
 
Burmese Bushlark Mirafra microptera
"type 2" song, recorded by Per Alström, 26 March 1996, Bagan, Burma.
 
Cajamarca Ant Pitta Grallaria rufula cajamarcae
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 3 February 1999, 40 km from Celendin, 3100 m, Cajamarca/Celendin road, Peru.
 
Cape Dawn soundscape at 0445 hours
recorded by David Watts, 12 December 1979, Outeniqua Mountains (ca 22 37'E, ca 33 54'S), Cape Province, South Africa.
 
Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes
recorded by Jo Wong, 3-20 July 1995, Budongo Forest, Masindi district, Uganda.
 
Cicada Carineta sp
tymbal vibrations, recorded by Richard Ranft, 26 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Cicada
chainsaw' cicada, recorded by Richard Ranft, September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Colobus Monkey Colobus guereza
recorded by Roland McVicker, 29 July 1982, Kakamega, Kenya.
 
Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 24 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
 
Crested Gibbon Hylobates concolor
recorded by Richard Ranft, 18 June 1988, Twycross Zoo, England.
 
Cryptic Warbler Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi
song, recorded by Simon Harrap, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.
 
Cuckoo Roller Leptosomus discolor
calls, recorded by Anthony H. Baylis, 2 October 1990, Montagne D'Ambre National Park, North Madagascar, Madagascar.
 
Danum Valley atmosphere
recorded by Charles Rowney, July 1986, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
 
Dawn Chorus
recorded by Richard Ranft, 25 May 1998, Ebernoe Common, West Sussex, England.
 
Dawn chorus
recorded by Reg Kersley, March 1972, Dusun Game Reserve, Malaysia.
 
Dinosaur
simulation. This is the only synthetic sound on these pages; all others are authentic sounds!
 
Dusk in an oriental rainforest
recorded by Reg Kersley, February 1973, Taman Nagara NP, Malaysia.
 
Dusky-tailed Antbird Drymophila malura
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 28 August 1995, Iguacu, Misiones, Argentina.
 
Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaceus
song, recorded by TC White, Mt Tamborine, Queensland, Australia.
 
Edible Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
sonar calls, recorded by Reg Kersley, February 1973, Victory House, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia.
 
Emerald Spotted Wood Dove Turtur chalcospilos
song, recorded by Claude Chappuis, 6 April 1985, Matopos, Zimbabwe.
 
Extract from Rainforest Requiem
frogs, insects and owls accompany the mournful cadence of a Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) by the Amazon river., recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
 
Forest dawn chorus
recorded by TC White, 9 September 1979, Mt Tambomine, Queensland, Australia.
 
Golden-headed Tree Babbler Stachris chrysaea
song, recorded by Reg Kersley, 6 February 1973, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia.
 
Green Turaco Turaco persa
calls, recorded by Francoise Dowsett-Lemaire, 20 March 1988, Chappa Waddi, Nigeria.
 
Grey-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus
song, recorded by Per Alström, May 1990, Kunming, China.
 
Helmeted Hornbill Rhinoplax vigil
song, recorded by Reg Kersley, May 1973, Pasoh Game Reserve, Malaysia.
 
Horned Screamer Anhima cornuta
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
 
Indri Indri indri
song, recorded by Jon Pollock, 1972, Madagascar.
 
Ivory-breasted Pitta Pitta maxima
song, recorded by Nick Gardner, 28 August 1992, Kali Batu Putih, Halmahera, Indonesia.
 
Jamaican Crow Corvus jamaicensis
calls, recorded by Steve Smith, 2 March 1993, Windsor Caves, Jamaica.
 
Lawrence's Thrush Turdus lawrencii
song with mimicry, recorded by Richard Ranft, 23 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Lesser Bird of Paradise Paradisaea minor
recorded by Tom Gullick, 6 August 1999, Baiyer River, New Guinea.
 
Lowland Gorilla Gorilla gorilla
chest beats, recorded by Nicola Chao, 2002, Mikongo Conservation Area, Lope National Park, Gabon.
 
Malabar Flying Frog Rhacophorus malabaricus
recorded by Katie Hampson, 20 July 1998, Coorg, Lackunda Estate, Karnataka, India.
 
Mantled Howler Alouatta palliata
recorded by Richard Ranft, 2 May 1985, Santa Rosa National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica.
 
Marine Toad Bufo marinus
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 27 April 1985, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
 
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius monetzuma
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, March 1985, Horquetas, Heredia Province, Costa Rica.
 
Musician Wren Cyphorhinus arada
recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
 
New Britain Friarbird Philemon cockerelli
recorded for The British Library during the Oxford University 'Nakanai' expedition, recorded by Nigel Gummerson, 9 August 1993, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
 
Night monkey Aotus azarae
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 24 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Oilbird Steatornis caripensis
echolocation clicks, recorded by David Pye, 1963, Oropuche Cave, Trinidad.
 
O'o A'a Moho braccatus
A recording of a lone male singing, the last individual before the species became extinct in 1987, recorded by John Sincock, 25 May 1983, Alakai swamp, Kauai, Hawaii.
 
OrangUtan Pongo pygmaeus
recorded by Marina Davila Ross, 27 August 2001, Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak, Borneo.
 
Pemba Scops Owl Otus pembae
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 20 Ausgust 2002, edge of Ngezi Forest, NW Pemba, Zanzibar.
 
Poison Dart Frog Dendrobates trivittatus
recorded by Richard Ranft, 27 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Rainfall
recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
 
Rainforest Soundscape
recorded by John N. Hutchinson, 30 April 1980, Green Mountains, Queensland, Australia.
 
Red-naped Trogon Harpactes kasumba
song, recorded by TC White, 26 October 1980, Bangar, Brunei.
 
Robin Chat Cossypha caffra
song, recorded by David Watts, 19 September 1979, Augrabies Falls on Orange River, South Africa.
 
Rufous Shrike-thrush Colluricincla megarhyncha
recorded by Vicki Powys, 22 July 1990, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.
 
Scarlet-spectacled Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea
song, recorded by Steve Smith, 22 February 1994, Abuko, Gambia.
 
Screaming Piha Lipaugus vociferans
recorded by Richard Ranft, 2 October 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Seychelles Sunbird Nectarinia dussumieri
song, recorded by Robert Stjernstedt, 8 November 1976, Mahe, Seychelles.
 
Sphagnum Frog Kyrannus sphagnicolus
recorded by John B. Fisher, 30 October 1983, New England National Park, New South Wales, Australia.
 
Strawberry Frog Dendrobates pumilio
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 20 February 1985, La Selva Biological Reserve, Heredia Province, Costa Rica.
 
Sunda Warbler Seicercus grammiceps
song, recorded by Edward Vercruysse, 1 June 1998, Gunung Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia.
 
Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae
song with mimicry and commentary, from the 78 rpm disc published in 1931, the first bird sound record issued in Australia, recorded by R Littlejohns, Australia.
 
Tree Frog Hyla granosa
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 12 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Tree Hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis
calls, recorded by Francoise Dowsett-Lemaire, November 1989, Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda.
 
Tumbes Hummingbird Leucippus baeri
recorded by Mark Whiffin, 20 March 2002, Hacienda Sauce Grande, Tumbes, Peru.
 
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei
wing sounds and calls at lek, recorded by Richard Ranft, 13 March 1986, La Selva Biological Reserve, Heredia Province, Costa Rica.
 
White-handed Gibbon Hylobates lar
duet, recorded by Reg Kersley, Ampang Game Reserve, Malaysia.
 
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
song, recorded by Henri W. Groeneveld, 26 June 1982, Meru Betiri, East Java, Indonesia.
 
Woodquail Odontophorus gujanensis
song, recorded by Paul Donahue, Suriname.
 
Yellow Oriole Oriolus flavocinctus
recorded by Vicki Powys, 10 August 1993, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
 
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