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African Hoopoe Upupa africana
song, recorded by David Watts, 27 November 1974, near Craddock, Cape Province, South Africa.
 
Algerian Nuthatch Sitta ledanti
song from "African Birds CD", vol 1, recorded by Nick Gardner, 10 September 1991, Djebel Babor, Algeria.
 
Badger Meles meles
moving through field, recorded by William Pedley, 19 September 1980, Akeley, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Barred Owl Strix varia
'who cooks for you' song, recorded by Tom Cosburn, Corkscrew Swamp, Florida, USA.
 
Bianchi's Warbler Seicercus valentini
song, recorded by Per Alström, 3 June 1994, Jie Jin, Emei Shan, China.
 
Blackbird Turdus merula
afternoon song, recorded by Eric & May Nobles, 9 June 1990, Tamat Valley, Llangynog, Wales.
 
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, I June 1988, Northwood Hill RSPB reserve, Kent, England.
 
Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus
calls, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 16 June 1995, Algonquin, Ontario, Canada.
 
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
song, recorded by William Pedley, 21 April 1968, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Blyth's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides claudiae
song, recorded by Per Alström, 28 May 1994, Xiang Feng Si, Emei Shan, China.
 
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
song, recorded by A. Rex Ashby, 10 April 1988, New Forest, Hampshire, England.
 
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 4 April 1976, Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, England.
 
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 17 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
 
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 22 April 1986, Leckhampstead Wood, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
song, recorded by William Thorpe, 1954, England.
 
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Kaspar Hauser chaffinch (raised in acoustic isolation), recorded by William Thorpe, 7 May 1956, England.
 
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
song, recorded by William Pedley, 5 May 1982, Springhead, Dorset, England.
 
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
song, recorded by Keith F. Betton, 21 May 1977, Bushy Park, Middlesex, England.
 
Chinese Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus yunnanensis
song, recorded by Per Alström, 1993, Panquengou, Shanxi, China.
 
Chinese Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus yunnanensis
calls, recorded by Per Alström, 1993, Panquengou, Shanxi, China.
 
Coal Tit Parus ater
song, recorded by William Pedley, 13 April 1972, Wicken Wood, Northamptonshire, England.
 
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
song and alighting calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 11 May 1972, Herefordshire, England.
 
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
calls of alarm at nest, recorded by Rod Jervis, 5 May 1980, Godolphin Woods, Cornwall, England.
 
Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
community singing, recorded by Simon Elliott, 4 November 1990, Kielder Forest, Northumberland, England.
 
Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus
sonar calls at 45 kHz (time expanded x 10), recorded by Nancy Vaughan, 9 June 1993, Woodchester, Gloucestershire, England.
 
Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata
song, recorded by Paul Holt, 10 February 1993, Nainital, India.
 
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 5 June 1964, Herefordshire, England.
 
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
song, recorded by Phil Riddett, 25 June 1990, Elk Island National Park Longitude 112 55'W, Latitude 53 45'N, Alberta, Canada.
 
Dawn chorus
from "Dawn Chorus" CD, recorded by Phil Riddett, 13 June 1998, Burwash Common, East Sussex, England.
 
Dawn chorus
recorded by Richard Ranft, Naini Tal, Himalayas, India.
 
Edible Dormouse Glis glis
recorded by Reg Genever, July 1963, Hazelborough Forest, Northamptonshire, England.
 
Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
song and 'gowking' from two males, bubbling calls from distant female, from "British Bird Sounds on CD", recorded by A. Rex Ashby, 22 May 1985, New Forest, Hampshire, England.
 
Fallow Deer Dama dama
from "Wild Britain" CD. Pig-like grunts at night from rutting Fallow Deer bucks, recorded by Richard Margoschis, 27 October 1975, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, England.
 
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 8 December 1974, Leckhampstead Wood, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
song, recorded by David Watts, 31 January 1980, Mkusi Game Park (32 14'E, 27 39'S), Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
 
Firecrest Regulus ignicapillus
song, recorded by Victor Lewis, 13 April 1976, Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Flying Fox Pteropus sp
screeches, recorded by John B. Fisher, 3 October 1983, New South Wales, Australia.
 
Gansu Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus kansuensis
song, recorded by Per Alström, 8 June 1994, Xiang Shan, Lanzhou, China.
 
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
song, recorded by Rod Jervis, 10 June 1979, Wiggonholt, Sussex, England.
 
Giant Eagle Owl Bubo lacteus
calls, recorded by David Watts, 19 June 1984, east of Naboomspruit, Transvaal, South Africa.
 
Goldcrest Regulus regulus japonensis
song, recorded by Martin Packert, 14 June 1996, National Forest of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
 
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 14 February 1993, Fernhurst, West Sussex, England.
 
Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus
song, recorded by Ron Kettle, 12 May 1991, How Hill, Norfolk, England.
 
Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii
song, recorded by Per Alström, 19 May 1997, Lava (2040 m), Kalimpong district, West Bengal, India.
 
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
song, recorded by Eric & May Nobles, 29 July 1992, Llangynog, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
 
Great Spotted Woodpecker Picoides major
drumming, recorded by William Pedley, 9 April 1978, Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire, England.
 
Great Tit Parus major
seee calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 10 January 1988, Brook Wood near Bromley, Kent, England.
 
Great Tit Parus major
mobbing calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 6 June 1965, Gloucestershire, England.
 
Great Tit Parus major
song, recorded by William Pedley, 17 May 1986, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, England.
 
Great Tit Parus major
song, from "Songs of Garden Birds" CD, recorded by William Pedley, 2 March 1974, Leckhampstead Wood, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 1 April 1973, Cosgrove Broads, Northamptonshire, England.
 
Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
recorded by Reg Tassell, October 1971, Devon, England.
 
Guira Cuckoo Guira guira
alarm calls, recorded by Jake Willis, 14 July 1999, Casco, Caazapa department, Paraguay.
 
Gunning's Robin Erithacus gunningi
song, recorded by Anthony Walker, 7 January 1972, Dondo, Mozambique.
 
Hispanic Coal Tit Parus ater
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 21 May 1987, Parque Nacional Sierra de Cazorla, Jaen, Spain.
 
Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
30 birds, recorded by Ron Kettle, 16 August 1992, Pantanal, Brazil.
 
Jackdaw Corvus monedula
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 4 May 1980, Herefordshire, England.
 
Jay Garrulus glandarius
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 16 October 1977, Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire, England.
 
Koala Phascolarctos cinereus
calls, recorded by John B. Fisher, 6 March 1984, Grampian Mountains, Victoria, Australia.
 
Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 3 May 1992, Charle Wood, Bedfordshire, England.
 
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguiniae
calls, recorded by John N. Hutchinson, 29 September 1979, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.
 
Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus
song, recorded by Per Alström, 3 June 1994, Jie Jin, Emei Shan, China.
 
Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus
song, recorded by Per Alström, 3 June 1994, Jie Jin, Emei Shan, China.
 
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Picoides minor
drumming, recorded by William Pedley, 8 May 1983, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, England.
 
Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata
song, recorded by Ben Coffey, 25 March 1973, Assam, India.
 
Little Owl Athene noctua
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 20 January 1970, Surrey, England.
 
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 14 February 1993, Lynchmere, West Sussex, England.
 
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
song, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 7 July 2002, Kirkfield, Ontario, Canada.
 
Nightingale Erithacus megarhynchos
from "British Bird Sounds on CD". Song, recorded by Douglas Bower, June 1973, Hampshire, England.
 
Nightingale Erithacus megarhynchos
from "Record Made by a Captive Nightingale" by Carl Reich, on the Gramophone label, 1910. The first published recording of a bird, recorded in Germany.
 
Nightingale Erithacus megarhynchos
calls, recorded by Philip Radford, 11 June 1970, near Wickwar, Gloucestershire, England.
 
Nightingale Erithacus megarhynchos
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 16 May 1987, Montseny, Catalonia, Spain.
 
Nightingale Erithacus megarhynchos
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 27 May 1988, Northwood Hill RSPB reserve, Kent, England.
 
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
song, recorded by A. Rex Ashby, 10 June 1984, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England.
 
Noctule bat Nyctalus noctula
sonar calls heard through a heterodyne detector, recorded by Richard Ranft, 3 June 1986, Brook Wood, Kent, England.
 
Noctule bat Nyctalus noctula
sonar calls heard at one quarter frequency , recorded by Richard Ranft, 3 June 1986, Brook Wood, Kent, England.
 
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
song, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 13 February 1981, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
 
Nuthatch Sitta europaea
calls, recorded by Rod Jervis, 4 April 1982, Bignor Park, Sussex, England.
 
Ochre-flanked Tapaculo Eugralla paradoxa
calls, recorded by Tom Gullick, 1 December 1998, Naheulbuta National Park, southern Chile, Chile.
 
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
heartbeat, recorded by Simon Elliott, 21 June 1999, Highland, Scotland.
 
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus
song, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 9 June 2001, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.
 
Pallid Honeyguide Indicator meliphilus
calls, recorded by David Fisher, 4 February 2000, Malindi, E Kenya.
 
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
roosting calls and whirring wings, recorded by Rod Jervis, 8 December 1979, South Stoke, Sussex, England.
 
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
crowing, recorded by Victor Lewis, 21 April 1974, Herefordshire, England.
 
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
roosting calls and whirring wings, recorded by William Pedley, 11 May 1973, Wicken Wood, Northamptonshire, England.
 
Pied Butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis
recorded by Vicki Powys, 20 July 1993, Lawn Hill National Park, Queensland, Australia.
 
Pied Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 4 April 1974, near Newton Blossomville, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
calls, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 31 May 2001, Bachus Woods, Ontario, Canada.
 
Pine cones
splitting open in heat, recorded by Kyle Turner, 9 August 1998, Foret de St. Nicolas, nr Chinon, Loire, France.
 
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
calls at night, recorded by Richard Margoschis, 16 January 1972, Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire, England.
 
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Barking in distance, recorded by William Pedley, 26 December 1983, Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
song, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 4 June 2000, Mansfield, Ontario, Canada.
 
Redpoll Acanthis flammea
song during display flight, recorded by William Pedley, 11 July 1975, Salthouse Heath, Norfolk, England.
 
River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
song, recorded by Phil Riddett, 10 May 2003, Bükkzsérc, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary.
 
Robin Erithacus rubecula
'seee' call, recorded by Philip Rudkin, 25 May 1980, Shortwood, Oundle, Northamptonshire, England.
 
Robin Erithacus rubecula
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 14 February 1993, Fernhurst, West Sussex, England.
 
Robin Erithacus rubecula
'tic' call, recorded by William Pedley, 14 October 1973, Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire, England.
 
Rook Corvus frugilegus
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 4 April 1978, Herefordshire, England.
 
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 17 January 1988, Bromley, Kent, England.
 
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
drumming, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 6 June 2003, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.
 
Scarlet-throated Tanager Compsothraupis loricata
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 11 February 1996, Lagoa Grande, Pernambuco, Brazil.
 
Siskin Carduelis spinus
song, recorded by John B. Fisher, 3 April 1973, Frensham Common, Surrey, England.
 
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
song, recorded by Rod Jervis, 15 May 1979, St Hilary, Cornwall, England.
 
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 9 July 1979, Herefordshire, England.
 
Soprano Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus
sonar calls at 55kHz (time-expanded recording x10 ), recorded by Nancy Vaughan, 24 May 1993, Bristol, England.
 
Spanish Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus
song, recorded by Dave Willis, 1 May 1999, Portland, Dorset, England.
 
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 28 June 1967, Chobham, Surrey, England.
 
Stock Dove Columba oenas
song, recorded by William Pedley, 6 March 1977, Clifton Spinney, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Swallow Hirundo rustica
song, recorded by William Pedley, 8 June 1991, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
 
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
recorded by Ron Kettle, 18 June 1988, Cannon Hill Common, London, England.
 
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 19 April 1992, Rendlesham, Suffolk, England.
 
Tree pipit Anthus trivialis
song of a bird raised by a Chaffinch, recorded by William Thorpe, 30 May 1956, England.
 
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
calls, recorded by Michael Strand, 8 May 1994, South England, England.
 
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
song, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 26 May 2003, Kirkfield, Ontario, Canada.
 
White-tailed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus davisoni disturbans
song, recorded by Per Alström, 28 May 1994, Xiang Feng Si, Emei Shan, China.
 
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
song, recorded by Michael Strand, 3 May 1995, Old Winchester Hill, Hampshire, England.
 
Wolf Canis lupus
howling, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 23rd September 1995, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada.
 
Wolves Canis lupus
howling, recorded by Richard Ranft, Toronto Zoo, Canada.
 
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
song, recorded by Victor Lewis, 13 May 1981, Herefordshire, England.
 
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
roding song, recorded by William Pedley, 31 May 1972, Whittlebury, Northamptonshire, England.
 
Woodland dawn chorus
Wren, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Carrion Crow in chorus at 0535 hours, recorded by William Pedley, 17 June 1973, Wicken Wood, Northamptonshire, England.
 
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
song, recorded by William Pedley, 1977, Leckhampstead Wood, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
wingbeats, recorded by William Pedley, 26 October 1975, Clifton Spinney, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
Wren Trogoldytes troglodytes
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, Pinner, Middlesex, England.
 
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