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Listen to nature: explore bird wildlife sounds: Raptors and Nightbirds

Raptor in flight (9K)

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African Fish Eagle Haliaetus vocifer
Background: Golden-rumped Tinker Barbet, recorded by David Watts, 8 December 1974, Lake St Lucia, Zululand, South Africa.
African Fish Eagle Haliaetus vocifer
calls, recorded by TC White, 13 January 1983, Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
Barn Owl Tyto alba
scream, recorded by Victor Lewis, 2 August 1988, Cardiganshire, Wales.
Barred Owl Strix varia
'who cooks for you' song, recorded by Tom Cosburn, Corkscrew Swamp, Florida, USA.
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
calls of alarm at nest, recorded by Rod Jervis, 5 May 1980, Godolphin Woods, Cornwall, England.
Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 24 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
Common Potto Nyctibius griseus
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
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.
Giant Eagle Owl Bubo lacteus
calls, recorded by David Watts, 19 June 1984, east of Naboomspruit, Transvaal, South Africa.
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 29 June 1981, Herefordshire, England.
Little Owl Athene noctua
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 20 January 1970, Surrey, England.
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
song, recorded by A. Rex Ashby, 10 June 1984, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England.
Oilbird Steatornis caripensis
echolocation clicks, recorded by David Pye, 1963, Oropuche Cave, Trinidad.
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
heartbeat, recorded by Simon Elliott, 21 June 1999, Highland, Scotland.
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 11 June 1978, Morayshire, Scotland.
Pemba Scops Owl Otus pembae
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 20 Ausgust 2002, edge of Ngezi Forest, NW Pemba, Zanzibar.
Peregrine Falco peregrinus
calls, recorded by John B. Fisher, 16 June 1972, Cairngorms, Scotland.
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 28 June 1967, Chobham, Surrey, England.
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
recorded by Ron Kettle, 18 June 1988 , Cannon Hill Common, London, England.
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
song, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 26 May 2003, Kirkfield, Ontario, Canada.
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