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Listen to nature: explore wildlife sounds of the Southeast Asia

On the map below, the location of each wildlife sound recording is identified by a red map pin. Click on the pin to listen.

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Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis). Singapore. Recorded by Chris Hails. White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus). Meru Betiri, East Java, Indonesia. Recorded by Henri W. Groeneveld. Ivory-breasted Pitta (Pitta maxima). Kali Batu Putih, Halmahera, Indonesia. Recorded by Nick Gardner. Blue-breasted Quail (Excalfactoria chinensis). Morowali, Altitude sea level, Longitude 121 35' E, Latitude 1 50' S, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Recorded by Derek Holmes. White-handed Gibbon (Hylobates lar). Ampang Game Reserve, Malaysia. Recorded by Reg Kersley. Golden-headed Tree Babbler (Stachris chrysaea). Fraser's Hill, Malaysia. Recorded by Reg Kersley. Edible Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta). Victory House, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia. Recorded by Reg Kersley. Dusk in an oriental rainforest. Taman Nagara NP, Malaysia. Recorded by Reg Kersley. OrangUtan (Pongo pygmaeus). Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. Recorded by Marina Davila Ross. Red-naped Trogon (Harpactes kasumba). Bangar, Brunei. Recorded by TC White. Danum Valley atmosphere. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. Recorded by Charles Rowney. Dawn chorus. Dusun Game Reserve, Malaysia. Recorded by Reg Kersley. Go to World Map Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis). Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Recorded by Derek Holmes. Sunda Warbler (Seicercus grammiceps). Gunung Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia. Recorded by Edward Vercruysse.

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

Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis
feeding flock, recorded by Chris Hails, Singapore.
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.
Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis
song, recorded by Derek Holmes, 24 June 1973, Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.
Danum Valley atmosphere
recorded by Charles Rowney, July 1986, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
Dawn chorus
recorded by Reg Kersley, March 1972, Dusun Game Reserve, Malaysia.
Dusk in an oriental rainforest
recorded by Reg Kersley, February 1973, Taman Nagara NP, Malaysia.
Edible Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
sonar calls, recorded by Reg Kersley, February 1973, Victory House, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia.
Golden-headed Tree Babbler Stachris chrysaea
song, recorded by Reg Kersley, 6 February 1973, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia.
Helmeted Hornbill Rhinoplax vigil
song, recorded by Reg Kersley, May 1973, Pasoh Game Reserve, Malaysia.
Ivory-breasted Pitta Pitta maxima
song, recorded by Nick Gardner, 28 August 1992, Kali Batu Putih, Halmahera, Indonesia.
OrangUtan Pongo pygmaeus
recorded by Marina Davila Ross, 27 August 2001, Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak, Borneo.
Red-naped Trogon Harpactes kasumba
song, recorded by TC White, 26 October 1980, Bangar, Brunei.
Sunda Warbler Seicercus grammiceps
song, recorded by Edward Vercruysse, 1 June 1998, Gunung Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia.
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.
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