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Listen to nature: explore wildlife sounds of South America

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Ochre-flanked Tapaculo (Eugralla paradoxa). Naheulbuta National Park, southern Chile, Chile. Recorded by Tom Gullick. Dusky-tailed Antbird (Drymophila malura). Iguacu, Misiones, Argentina. Recorded by Tom Gullick. Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira). Casco, Caazapa department, Paraguay. Recorded by Jake Willis. Bolivian Earthcreeper (Upucerthia certhioides harterti). Saipina, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Recorded by Dave Willis. Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). Pantanal, Brazil. Recorded by Ron Kettle. Lawrence's Thrush (Turdus lawrencii). Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Tree Frog (Hyla granosa). Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates trivittatus). Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Night monkey (Aotus azarae). Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans). Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis). Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Cicada. Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Cajamarca Ant Pitta (Grallaria rufula cajamarcae). 40 km from Celendin, 3100 m, Cajamarca/Celendin road, Peru. Recorded by Tom Gullick. Tumbes Hummingbird (Leucippus baeri). Hacienda Sauce Grande, Tumbes, Peru. Recorded by Mark Whiffin. Cicada (Carineta sp). Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Bamboo Rat (Dactylomus dactylinus). Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis). Oropuche Cave, Trinidad. Recorded by David Pye. Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta). Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Rainfall. Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Musician Wren (Cyphorhinus arada). Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Extract from Rainforest Requiem. Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Common Potto (Nyctibius griseus). Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Bare-faced Tamarin (Saguinus bicolor). Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. Recorded by Jacques Vielliard. Bahia Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes beckeri). Boa Nova ('14 23S 40 13W), Bahia, Brazil. Recorded by Jeremy Minns. Scarlet-throated Tanager (Compsothraupis loricata). Lagoa Grande, Pernambuco, Brazil. Recorded by Tom Gullick. Woodquail (Odontophorus gujanensis). Suriname. Recorded by Paul Donahue. Black-girdled Barbet (Capito dayi). Thaimaçu, Pousada - R. São Benedito, '09° 03'S 56° 35'W, Para, Brazil. Recorded by Jeremy Minns Amazon Parrots (Amazona farinosa). Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Go to World Map Frog chorus. Foz de Jutai, Jutai, Brazil. Recorded by Richard Ranft.

 

The sounds from this region are also listed below alphabetically by the common name of the species. Click on the name to listen.

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.
 
Bare-faced Tamarin Saguinus bicolor
recorded by Jacques Vielliard, 26 August 1987, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
 
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.
 
Bolivian Earthcreeper Upucerthia certhioides harterti
calls, recorded by Dave Willis, 29 July 1999, Saipina, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
 
Cajamarca Ant Pitta Grallaria rufula cajamarcae
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 3 February 1999, 40 km from Celendin, 3100 m, Cajamarca/Celendin road, Peru.
 
Cicada
chainsaw' cicada, recorded by Richard Ranft, September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Cicada Carineta sp
tymbal vibrations, recorded by Richard Ranft, 26 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
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.
 
Dusky-tailed Antbird Drymophila malura
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 28 August 1995, Iguacu, Misiones, Argentina.
 
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.
 
Frog chorus
recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1981, Foz de Jutai, Jutai, Brazil.
 
Guira Cuckoo Guira guira
alarm calls, recorded by Jake Willis, 14 July 1999, Casco, Caazapa department, Paraguay.
 
Horned Screamer Anhima cornuta
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
 
Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
30 birds, recorded by Ron Kettle, 16 August 1992, Pantanal, Brazil.
 
Lawrence's Thrush Turdus lawrencii
song with mimicry, recorded by Richard Ranft, 23 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Musician Wren Cyphorhinus arada
recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
 
Night monkey Aotus azarae
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 24 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Ochre-flanked Tapaculo Eugralla paradoxa
calls, recorded by Tom Gullick, 1 December 1998, Naheulbuta National Park, southern Chile, Chile.
 
Oilbird Steatornis caripensis
echolocation clicks, recorded by David Pye, 1963, Oropuche Cave, Trinidad.
 
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.
 
Scarlet-throated Tanager Compsothraupis loricata
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 11 February 1996, Lagoa Grande, Pernambuco, Brazil.
 
Screaming Piha Lipaugus vociferans
recorded by Richard Ranft, 2 October 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Tree Frog Hyla granosa
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 12 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
 
Tumbes Hummingbird Leucippus baeri
recorded by Mark Whiffin, 20 March 2002, Hacienda Sauce Grande, Tumbes, Peru.
 
Woodquail Odontophorus gujanensis
song, recorded by Paul Donahue, Suriname.
 
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