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Dusk Chorus

Dusk Chorus

Kubah National Park, Sarawak

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland primary rainforest
Notes: The Empress Cicada is the world's largest cicada species, and has a call to match. It's pulsing, electric-saw-like sound is strangely beautiful and a familiar sound in Borneo's tropical rainforest. In this sample a White-rumped Shama sings sweetly, & the the sound of insects intensify as evening sets in. More info
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Tasmania’s Ancient Rainforest

Tasmania’s Ancient Rainforest

Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Mt Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest
Notes: The rich sounds of Tasmania's ancient rainforests, including the calls of Black Currawong, Pink Robin, Crescent Honeyeater and Green Rosella. More info
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Hippos in Kyambura Gorge

Hippos in Kyambura Gorge

Kyambura Gorge

Uganda
Recordist: Colin Hunter
Location: Kyambura Gorge, Uganda
Habitat: Rainforest and river
Notes: The beastly sounds of Hippopotamus in Uganda's lush Kyambura Gorge. More info
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Misty Rainforest

Misty Rainforest

Mount Lewis, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Mount Lewis, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Montane tropical rainforest
Notes: A cloud forest soundscape featuring the calls of Spotted Catbird, Chowchilla, Rufous Fantail, Pacific Emerald Dove & Brown Cuckoo Dove along with the gentle sound of dewdrops falling in the misty forest. More info
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Midnight in Borneo’s Rainforest

Midnight in Borneo’s Rainforest

Lambir Hills, Sarawak

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Lambir Hills, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: This rich natural symphony reflects the incredible biodiversity of Borneo's rainforest. Recorded in the middle of the night, this recording features the sounds of several frog species, Blyth’s Frogmouth, Great Argus Pheasant, as well as many types of insect. More info
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Rainforest Dawn

Rainforest Dawn

Lake Eacham, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Lake Eacham, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: The sounds of one of Australia's biodiversity hotspots - Queensland tropical rainforest. This habitat is home to a staggering variety of wildlife, including many unique, endemic species. More info
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With the Mountain Gorillas

With the Mountain Gorillas

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Uganda
Recordist: Colin Hunter
Location: Bwindi, Uganda
Habitat: Cloud forest
Notes: Vocalizations from an alpha male 'silverback' Mountain Gorilla and some of the females in the group. More info
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Yellow-cheeked Gibbons

Yellow-cheeked Gibbons

Siem Pang Conservation Area

Cambodia
Recordist: Adrian Stoeger
Location: Siem Pang Conservation Area, Cambodia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A pair of endangered Yellow-cheeked Gibbons declare their territory in the Siem Pang Conservation Area, Northern Cambodia. Sadly, illegal logging is detroying parts of this forest, & these voices may no longer be heard without positive action being taken soon. More info
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Lyrebird in the Rainforest

Lyrebird in the Rainforest

Washpool National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Stephen Frost
Location: Washpool National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Subtropical rainforest
Notes: The sound of a Superb Lyrebird singing in the early morning by a small rainforest stream. More info
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Orangutan Calling

Orangutan Calling

Danum Valley, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: In the pre-dawn darkness, a large male Orangutan calls from the rainforest canopy above.More info
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Dawn on Mount Lewis

Dawn on Mount Lewis

Mount Lewis, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Mount Lewis, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Recorded at dawn in mid-altitude rainforest on Mount Lewis. Wompoo Fruit Doves & Pacific Emerald Doves call throughout, along with the sounds of White-throated Treecreeper, Noisy Pitta and Victoria's Riflebird. More info
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Dawn in Khao Yai

Dawn in Khao Yai

Khao Yai National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Khao Yai NP, Thailand
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: The bubbly calls of Pileated Gibbons feature in this early morning recording from Thailand's rainforest. White-browed Scimitar babblers, Asian Fairy Bluebirds and Green-eared Barbets can also be heard. More info
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Monsoon in Borneo

Monsoon in Borneo

Bako National Park, Sarawak

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: Leading up to the storm, the air is heavy and still. The soundscape becomes softer, simpler, as if the wildlife is bracing itself for the coming deluge. More info
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Bellbirds in the Rain

Bellbirds in the Rain

The Glen Nature Reserve, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: The Glen Nature Reserve, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest
Notes: The sounds of light rain in the forest, along with the calls of Bell Miners, Superb Lyrebird, Eastern Whipbirds and a few other species. More info
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Evening in the Forest

Evening in the Forest

Doi Inthanon National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Doi Inthanon NP, Thailand
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: Mountain Scops Owl, Barking Deer and various insects can be heard on the forest soundscape recorded in the evening on the slopes of Doi Inthanon in northern Thailand. More info
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Clayoquot Rain Forest

Clayoquot Rain Forest

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Canada
Recordist: Mark Brennan
Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Habitat: Coast and rainforest
Notes: The dawn chorus near the Kennedy River, Vancouver Island, Canada. One of the words most pristine coastal rain forests. More info
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Evening Rhythms

Evening Rhythms

Kuranda, QLD

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kuranda, QLD, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Large-tailed Nightjars call, along with katydids, crickets & frogs in the far north Queensland rainforest. More info
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Yellow-casqued Hornbills
Sierra Leone
Location: Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: The whooshing wings and distinctive trumpeting calls of Yellow-casqued Hornbills in the rainforest canopy. More info
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Thailand’s Tropical Rainforest

Thailand’s Tropical Rainforest

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Habitat: Tropical Rainforest
Notes: Hornbills, gibbons and an abundance of other wildlife in the rainforests of Kaeng Krachan National Park, part of Thailand's western forest complex. More info
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Cloud Forest Creek

Cloud Forest Creek

Mt Hypipamee National Park, QLD

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Mt Hypipamee National Park, QLD, Australia
Habitat: Tropical montane rainforest
Notes: Frogs & birds gradually began to call as the sky began to lighten, and within a short time the forest is alive with the dawn chorus. More info
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Taman Negara Soundscape
Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Taman Negara, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland rainforest
Notes: Along with a variety of other birds, a Helmeted Hornbill builds up to it's maniacal call, deep in the rainforests of Taman Negara National Park. More info
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Rainforest Stream

Rainforest Stream

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Habitat: Tropical Rainforest
Notes: The serene sounds of a stream flowing through the Thai rainforest with natural ambience of birds and insects in the background. More info
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Rainforest on the Edge

Rainforest on the Edge

Pahang Province

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Pahang Province, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland rainforest
Notes: Rainforest soundscape from a patch of threatened rainforest, and featuring the song of White-handed Gibbons along with hornbills, broadbills, barbets and many other bird species. More info
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Pre-dawn Ambience

Pre-dawn Ambience

near Santa Rita

Costa Rica
Recordist: Fintan O'Brien
Location: near Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Pre-dawn in Costa Rica's rainforest. Frogs, insects and a pygmy owl call with the sound of dew drops falling from the canopy above. More info
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Black Howler Monkey at Night
Belize
Recordist: Fintan O'Brien
Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A Black Howler Monkey bellows high in a tree at night in the rainforest of Belize. More info
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Clay-colored Robin Song

Clay-colored Robin Song

Arboretum UFM, Guatemala City

Guatemala
Recordist: New Media UFM
Location: Arboretum UFM, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Habitat: Montane Forest
Notes: A Clay-colored Robin sings at dawn in the montane forest of Guatemala. More info
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Peruvian Rainforest Dawn

Peruvian Rainforest Dawn

Tahuayo Reserve

Peru
Recordist: Fintan O'Brien
Location: Tahuayo Reserve, Peru,
Habitat: Flooded forest
Notes: Birds and insects at dawn in the flooded forests of north eastern Peru. More info
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Blue-backed Manakins
Guyana
Recordist: Fintan O'Brien
Location: Karanambu, Guyana
Habitat: Scrub forest
Notes: Blue-Backed Manakins calling and displaying at a lek. More info
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Palawan Forest Ambience

Palawan Forest Ambience

Subterranean River National Park, Palawan

Philippines
Recordist: Cedric Mroczko
Location: Subterranean River National Park, Palawan, Philippines
Habitat: Rainforest & karst
Notes: Rainforest ambience from the beautiful Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan. More info
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Capuchinbird

Capuchinbird

Karanambu

Guyana
Recordist: Fintan O'Brien
Location: Karanambu, Guyana
Habitat: Scrub forest
Notes: The bizarre call of the Capuchinbird (or Calfbird) (Perissocephalus tricolor) in the forest of Guyana. More info
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Creaking Tree

Creaking Tree

Royal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Jeremy Hegge
Location: Royal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Littoral rainforest
Notes: Two trees rubbing against each other in the wind by the south-eastern coast of Royal National Park. More info
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Tropical Swamp

Tropical Swamp

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Habitat: Swamp & tropical rainforest
Notes: Frogs, insects and birds call from the fringes of a swampy section of rainforest in Kaeng Krachan National Park, part of Thailand's western forest complex. More info
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Storm in Sinharaja

Storm in Sinharaja

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sri Lanka
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka
Habitat: Hill primary rainforest
Notes: Frogs, insects and birds sing in the early morning light, then a monsoon storm passes over the rainforest. As the rain eases, the wildlife becomes active again.. More info
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Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest

Daintree National Park, QLD

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Daintree National Park, QLD, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Rainforest sounds from the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. More info
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Chiapas Dawn Chorus

Chiapas Dawn Chorus

Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas

Mexico
Recordist: David Bradley
Location: Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas, Mexico
Habitat: Primary tropical forest
Notes: Tropical rainforest soundscape featuring the calls of Slaty-breasted Tinamou, Collared Trogon & Blue-diademed Motmot. More info
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First Light at Fogg Dam

First Light at Fogg Dam

Fogg Dam, Northern Territory

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fogg Dam Conservation Area, Northern Territory, Australia
Habitat: Lowland monsoon forest
Notes: Recorded in pre-dawn light where the monsoon forest merges with the wetland. A range of bird species can be heard – forest-dwelling birds herald the dawn while nocturnal Large-tailed Nightjars make their ‘chopping’ calls in the dim light. Waterbirds such as Magpie Geese and Whistling Ducks fly over the forest toward the wetland and the gurgling territorial calls of Orange-footed Scrubfowl can occasionally heard in the distance. More info
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By a Tropical Pond

By a Tropical Pond

Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland primary rainforest
Notes: Hill Mynas, Emerald Doves, and a Green Imperial Pigeon call from the nearby forest, along with a chorus of frogs from the edge of the pond. More info
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Inside the Cenote

Inside the Cenote

Coba, Yucatan

Mexico
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Coba, Yucatan, Mexico
Habitat: Rainforest & cenote
Notes: Water drips inside one of the Yucatan's cenotes, and the call of a motmot carries from the forest outside. More info
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Evening on the Gran Sabana
Venezuela
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Gran Sabana, Venezuela
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A distant howl (possibly Crab-eating Fox?) introduces this evening soundscape from Venezuela's Gran Sabana. More info
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Black Howler Monkey

Black Howler Monkey

Palenque, Chiapas

Mexico
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A Black Howler Monkey demonstrates it's extraordinary voice near the Mayan site of Palenque in Mexico.More info
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Rainforest Sound Journey

Rainforest Sound Journey

near Feijó, Acre Province

Brazil
Recordist: Jonathan Chiles
Location: near Feijó, Acre Province, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A 20 minute sound journey compiled from various recordings made deep in Brazil's western Amazon rainforest. More info
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Rainforest Evening

Rainforest Evening

near Lake Mamori, Manaus

Brazil
Recordist: Samuel Dunscombe
Location: near Lake Mamori, Manaus, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Evening sounds of frogs & crickets in the Amazon rainforest. More info
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Canopy Soundscape

Canopy Soundscape

near Iquitos

Peru
Recordist: Stan Rullman
Location: near Iquitos, Peru
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: One hour of audio recorded from a canopy walkway in the Peruvian Amazon. More info
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Gunung Leuser

Gunung Leuser

Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra

Indonesia
Recordist: Stan Rullman
Location: Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Species recorded include: Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), Great Argus Pheasant (Argusianus argus), and White-handed Gibbon (Hylobates lar). More info
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Gabon Rainforest Ambience

Gabon Rainforest Ambience

near Sounga, Gamba Reserve

Gabon
Recordist: Stan Rullman
Location: Gamba Reserve Complex, Gabon
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Lovely 33 min recording from Central Africa. Gradually the gentle sounds build, from just a few soloists to a rich rainforest orchestra. At approx 29:40 minutes listen for the whooshing sound as a pair of hornbills fly in. More info
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Southern Bornean Gibbon

Southern Bornean Gibbon

Sabangau Rainforest, Central Kalimantan

Indonesia
Location: Sabangau Rainforest, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: A group of Southern Bornean Gibbon (Hylobates albibarbis) sing loudly in the Sabangau rainforest. Sound courtesy of Matt Adam Williams / Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project
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Whistling Frogs and Insects
St Lucia
Recordist: Ed Drewitt
Location: West coast, St Lucia
Habitat: Tropical garden & forest
Notes: St Lucia at night, the air filled with the songs of Whistling Frogs and insects. More info
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Cicadas & Birds at Dawn

Cicadas & Birds at Dawn

Crocker Ranges, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Crocker Ranges, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane tropical rainforest
Notes: Just after sunrise in Sabah's Crocker Ranges, cicadas start buzzing like little electric saws. More info
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Windy Morning on Mount Kinabalu

Windy Morning on Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: Strong winds made recording difficult on this trip to Mount Kinabalu, but I managed to get one decent recording where the sound of the wind complements the birdsong & ambience. More info
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Pasoh at Night

Pasoh at Night

Pasoh Forest Reserve

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Pasoh Forest Reserve, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: In the hours following dusk in Pasoh Forest Reserve, the forest is alive with insects, frogs, nocturnal birds and mammals. This recording was made by a puddle on the side of the main access road. More info
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Siamangs in the Storm

Siamangs in the Storm

Fraser's Hill, Pahang Province

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fraser's Hill, Pahang Province, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: In the highlands of Malaysia, a thunderstorm rumbles over the forest. Rain filters through the thick canopy, lightly falling on the forest floor. Mesia's, fulvettas and other birds sing sweetly, and a group of Siamangs (a type of gibbon) call loudly in the distance. More info.
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Afternoon Storm in the Cloud Forest

Afternoon Storm in the Cloud Forest

Fraser's Hill, Pahang Province

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fraser's Hill, Pahang Province, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: The grumble of thunder resonates, as birds call softly from the forest, and the short, melodic whistles of tree frogs punctuate the tranquil soundscape. More info
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King-of-Saxony Bird-of-Paradise
Papua New Guinea
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: An extraordinary bird-of-paradise with a bizarre call. They are surprisingly easy to find once you are in the right location as they call loudly for hours on end. More info
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Dharawal

Dharawal

Dharawal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Dharawal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Dry eucalypt forest & swampy heath
Notes: Situated on a rugged sandstone plateau south of Sydney, Dharawal National Park preserves an ancient landscape of tall eucalypts, heaths, swamps, waterfalls and rockpools. A network of creeks drain crystal clear water from the vast sedgelands and hanging upland swamps in Dharawal. More info
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Pre-dawn with Owls & Thrush

Pre-dawn with Owls & Thrush

Royal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Royal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest & tall eucalypt forest
Notes: In the dark pre-dawn light, a pair of Powerful Owls (Ninox Strenua) call, and a Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) sings it's autumn melody. More info
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Dawn in the Valley

Dawn in the Valley

Royal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Royal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest & tall eucalypt forest
Notes: Starting before dawn, crickets, tree frogs and owls gradually give way to the calls of early-rising Kookaburras, followed by an intense dawn chorus of many bird species singing in celebration of the new day. More info
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Sepilok Ambience

Sepilok Ambience

Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland primary rainforest
Notes: Recorded in primary rainforest at Sepilok Forest Reserve, insects buzz & pulse in the rising morning heat, and birds call softly in the background. More info
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Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: The calls of Giant Squirrels often start with an explosion of bubbly staccato notes, followed by some excited grunts and sneezes. More info
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Indri

Indri

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Madagascar
Recordist: Gerhard Huebner
Location: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar
Habitat: Tropical forest
Notes: A close encounter with a group of singing Indri, a type of lemur. More info
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Cano Negro

Cano Negro

Cano Negro Wildlife Sanctuary

Costa Rica
Recordist: Andreas Bick
Location: Cano Negro, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest, mangrove & river
Notes: Recorded whilst on a canoe down the river Cano Negro in Costa Rica. As we passed through a mangrove forest, the calls of Howler Monkeys echoed from the water surface. On the other side of the river, Spider Monkeys climbed through the trees and a Montezuma's Oropendola sang. Just after 4:00 a caiman jumps into the water.More info
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Great Blue Turaco

Great Blue Turaco

Busoke Peninsula

Uganda
Recordist: Erik Eggenkamp
Location: Busoke Peninsula, Uganda
Habitat: Tropical rainforest and garden
Notes: One of Africa's most beautiful bird species, the Great Blue Turaco is a bird of central Africa's rainforest, and spends much of it's time in the canopy feeding on fruit. More info
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Deep Forest Creek

Deep Forest Creek

near Lake Mamori, Lago

Brazil
Recordist: David Michael
Location: near Lake Mamori, Lago, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest & river
Notes: A Mealy Parrot calls as it flies following the ridge of a deep forest creek near Lake Mamori, in Amazonas Brasil. More info
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Crex Meadows

Crex Meadows

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, Wisconsin

United States
Recordist: David Michael
Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, Wisconsin, United States
Habitat: Sedge marsh and brush prairie
Notes: Chorus frogs and spring peepers precede a unison call of Sandhill Cranes, geese and waterfowl as night falls. A small mammal passes the microphones and a common snipe begins its courtship flights. Dawn excites the red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, and woodpeckers in the distant forest to sing as the wind picks up again. More info
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Slavek’s Creek

Slavek’s Creek

Lake Mamori, Lago

Brazil
Recordist: David Michael
Location: Lake Mamori, Lago, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest & river
Notes: Rich, textured soundscape recorded along a portion of a tributary to Mamori Lake.More info
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Horned Screamer

Horned Screamer

Manu National Park

Peru
Recordist: Marc Dragiewicz
Location: Manu National Park, Peru
Habitat: Tropical wetland and rainforest
Notes: Looking like it’s come straight out of a children's fantasy story, the bizarre Horned Screamer is found along rivers and freshwater marshes in northern and central South America. This species is very vocal and it’s rather unmusical honking duets are a common sounds in Amazonian open wetlands. Read more.
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Tawny-browed Owl

Tawny-browed Owl

Reserva Natural da Vale, Linhares

Brazil
Recordist: Jeremy Minns
Location: Reserva Natural da Vale, Linhares, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: The Tawny-browed Owl (Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana) frequently calls in duet, giving pulsing, low, other-worldly calls that accelerate towards their end.
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Russet-backed Oropendola

Russet-backed Oropendola

Wildsumaco, Napo

Ecuador
Recordist: Tayler Brooks
Location: Wildsumaco, Napo, Ecuador
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Another gifted singer from the Psarocolius genus (oropendolas), the Russet-backed oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons) is quite widely distributed throughout montane rainforests in the Andes and parts of the western Amazonian basin.
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Musician Wren

Musician Wren

Wildsumaco, Napo

Ecuador
Recordist: Tayler Brooks
Location: Wildsumaco, Napo, Ecuador
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Named after it's elaborate & beautiful song, the Musician Wren (Cyphorhinus arada) often uses the same intervals common in human music -- octaves, perfect fifths and perfect fourths. Read more
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Spotted Nightingale-Thrush

Spotted Nightingale-Thrush

Milpe, Pichincha

Ecuador
Recordist: Andrew Spencer
Location: Milpe, Pichincha, Ecuador
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A widespread songbird in South America, the Spotted Nightingale Thrush (Catharus dryas) has a particularly sweet, musical song composed of beautiful short phrases.
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Light Rain in Grenada

Light Rain in Grenada

Calivigny Bay

Grenada
Recordist: Matt Bridges
Location: Calivigny Bay, Grenada
Habitat: Tropical rainforest & coast
Notes: The rain had slowed a little one evening and there was a stunning collection of tree frogs, insects, dripping on palm leaves and cane toads in the distance. More info
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Heart of the Rainforest

Heart of the Rainforest

Lore Lindu, Sulawesi

Indonesia
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Lore Lindu World Biosphere Reserve, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Exotic soundscape from the beautiful rainforests of Sulawesi. Features the calls of hornbills, fruit pigeons and Piping Crows.More info
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Where the Jungle Meets the Sea
Thailand
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Koh Ngai, Thailand
Habitat: Tropical rainforest and coast
Notes: On a tropical island, birdsong fills the rainforest while the sounds of waves from a nearby beach are audible in the distance. More info
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Time for the Tarkine

Time for the Tarkine

Tarkine wilderness, northwest Tasmania

Australia
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Tarkine wilderness, northwest Tasmania, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest
Notes: Australia's Tarkine region of northwest Tasmania contains the largest expanse of temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere. This soundscape captures the some unique sounds from this wild place, which is sadly under imminent threat from proposed mining operations. More info
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The Whistlers of Kolombangara

The Whistlers of Kolombangara

Kolombangara Island

Solomon Islands
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Kolombangara Island, Solomon Islands
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: This recording takes you to the island of Kolombangara to experience the melodic, rhythmic (and very loud!) song 0f the Golden Whistler, reverberating through the rainforests that cloak the island's volcanic flanks. More info
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Coral Beach

Coral Beach

Tepepare Island

Solomon Islands
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Tepepare Island, Solomon Islands
Habitat: Tropical coastline & rainforest
Notes: Gentle waves roll ashore, and as they recede, coral fragments tinkle delicately in the backwash. Among the coral debris, hermit crabs scurry busily, carrying their crazy variety of shelly homes. From the rainforest behind come the occasional calls of lorikeets, mynahs and fruit pigeons. More info
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Rhythm of Kubah

Rhythm of Kubah

Kubah National Park, Sarawak

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland primary rainforest
Notes: Kubah's dusk chorus has to be one of the richest bioacoustic experiences on the face of the planet. More info
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Dawn at Lumholtz Lodge

Dawn at Lumholtz Lodge

Atherton Tablelands, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: I placed the microphones a few metres from a small stream in upland rainforest and left them to capture the dawn chorus. You can hear the raucous calls of Orange-footed Scrubfowl (one of Australia's three species of megapode or mound-builder) as well as the unusual wails of Spotted Catbird. Occasionally Northern Barred Frogs (Mixophyes schevilli)call from the leaf litter. More info
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Kuranda Frog Chorus

Kuranda Frog Chorus

near Kuranda, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: near Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Northern Barred Frogs make the wonderfully deep croaks, while Orange-thighed Treefrogs call in chorus making the not-so-musical craaaak-craaaak-craaaaak sound. More info
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Matapa Bush Soundscape

Matapa Bush Soundscape

near Matapa Chasm

Niuē
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: near Matapa Chasm, Niuē
Habitat: Coastal forest
Notes: Excerpt from sound journey around this remote South Pacific island. More info
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Eubenangee Rainforest

Eubenangee Rainforest

Eubenangee Swamp, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Eubenangee Swamp, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Yellow Orioles are the dominant species calling with their magical liquid fluty sounds filling the humid air. More info
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Insect Symphony

Insect Symphony

Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo State

Brazil
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: In the heat of the day, cicadas buzz like tiny electric saws in this Amazonian tropical rainforest. More info
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Oropendola Colony
Brazil
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: Amazonas, Brazil
Habitat: Riverine rainforest
Notes: A recording of the complex chattering and social relationships of oropendolas at their nesting colony. More info
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Atlantic Forest Soundscape

Atlantic Forest Soundscape

Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo State

Brazil
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: An astonishing array of birdsong and the beautiful buzz of a hummingbird who crossed the pathway where I was standing several times during the recording. More info
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Great Hornbills

Great Hornbills

Siem Pang Conservation Area

Cambodia
Recordist: Adrian Stoeger
Location: Siem Pang Conservation Area, Cambodia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Wonderful soundscape featuring a pair of Great Hornbill's. You can hear the loud, deep wingbeats at 3:57 & again at 4:52, followed by the immensely powerful call at 5:00. Frogs and insects call from the swampy undergrowth in the foreground. More info
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Trolob Niu Sacred Site

Trolob Niu Sacred Site

Virachey National Park

Cambodia
Recordist: Adrian Stoeger
Location: Virachey National Park, Cambodia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: In Cambodia's Virachey National Park, locals guided us to the remote Trolob Niu Sacred Site where I made this recording in a swampy clearing surrounded by tall forest. More info
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Forest in Ratanakiri

Forest in Ratanakiri

Virachey National Park

Cambodia
Recordist: Adrian Stoeger
Location: Virachey National Park, Cambodia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Lovely rainforest ambience from Virachey National Park, a key protected area in the north of Cambodia threatened by illegal logging. More info
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El Yunque

El Yunque

El Yunque National Forest

Puerto Rico
Recordist: David Michael
Location: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Superb two hour recording from Puerto Rico's El Yunque tropical rainforest at night. Features the wonderful calls of Coqui frogs along with gentle rain. More info
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Echoes of the Night

Echoes of the Night

Serra do Mar, Ubatuba

Brazil
Location: Serra do Mar, Ubatuba, Brazil
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: Night in the Atlantic forest. A 10 minute track featuring the nocturnal sounds of the Serra do Mar near Ubatuba, Brazil. More info
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The Voice of the Amazon

The Voice of the Amazon

near Linhares, Espirito Santo

Brazil
Location: near Linhares, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: The voice of the Screaming Piha is extraordinary. For a relatively small bird it's call is exceptionally loud and one of the most evocative sounds of the Amazon rainforests. More info
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Serra dos Órgãos Soundscape

Serra dos Órgãos Soundscape

Serra dos Órgãos, Cachoeiras de Macacu

Brazil
Location: Cachoeiras de Macacu, Brazil
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: A lovely 11 minute recording featuring a thrush (Creamy-bellied Thrush?) singing in Brazil's Atlantic forest. Especially good after 6:30 when a woodpecker starts drumming. More info
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Oropendola Magic

Oropendola Magic

Madidi National Park, Franz Tamayo

Bolivia
Recordist: Daan Hendriks
Location: Madidi National Park, Bolivia
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: About 12 species of Oropendola are found in Central and South America, and each has it’s own complex and beautiful song - this is possibly an Olive Oropendola. More info
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Speckled Chachalaca Chorus
Bolivia
Recordist: Daan Hendriks
Location: Coroico hills, Bolivia
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: At dawn in the Coroico hills, Speckled Chachalacas dominate the soundscape with their antiphonal cackling. More info
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Yellow-cheeked Gibbons Singing

Yellow-cheeked Gibbons Singing

Cat Tien National Park

Vietnam
Location: Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: A pair of Yellow-cheeked Gibbons perform their incredible duet song. The male takes the lead with the female joining for intense 'great call' after approx 1 minute. More info
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Crickets in the Jungle

Crickets in the Jungle

Cat Tien National Park

Vietnam
Location: Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: Crickets and other insects fill the humid night air with their rhythmic pulsing.More info
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Lyrebird Creek

Lyrebird Creek

Dharug National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Dharug National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Tall eucalypt forest
Notes: Excerpt from a 38 minute track recorded by a small creek in a gully, with a number of bird species calling from the nearby bushland, including Superb Lyrebird. More info
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Song of the Albert’s Lyrebird

Song of the Albert’s Lyrebird

Border Ranges National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Border Ranges National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate montane rainforest
Notes: Albert's Lyrebird singing in Antarctic Beech forest - a rare and lesser known cousin to the famous Superb Lyrebird, but with an equally beautiful song. More info
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Monteverde – Cloud Forest

Monteverde – Cloud Forest

Monteverde National Park

Costa Rica
Location: Monteverde National Park, Costa Rica
Habitat: Cloud forest
Notes: Above the trees, the sky fills with clouds that cool and cover this dense treasure of life. We can hear the forest going from dawn into early morning. More info
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Rincón de la Vieja Dusk

Rincón de la Vieja Dusk

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Costa Rica
Location: Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Birds sing at the end of the day, while nocturnal species awaken. Howler Monkeys fill the air with their gruff, heavy voices in the distance. More info
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Manuel Antonio Dawn

Manuel Antonio Dawn

Manuel Antonio National Park

Costa Rica
Location: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A group of squirrel monkeys make playful squeaks and growls from the canopy, as birds start to sing as the new day breaks. More info
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Amphibian Chorus at Night

Amphibian Chorus at Night

Playa Marbella, Pacific Coast

Costa Rica
Location: Playa Marbella, Pacific coast, Costa Rica
Habitat: Coastal forest
Notes: After a storm, the rhythms of insects and frogs dominate the night soundscape. More info
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Frogs by the Beach

Frogs by the Beach

Corcovado National Park

Costa Rica
Recordist: Chris Renna
Location: Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Habitat: Coastal forest
Notes: The sounds of frogs and insects with distant waves in the background.More info
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Sabalillo Reserve at Night

Sabalillo Reserve at Night

Sabalillo Forest Reserve, Amazon

Peru
Recordist: Chris Renna
Location: Sabalillo Forest Reserve, Peru
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Recorded at Sabalillo Reserve operated by Project Amazonas. Listen at 0.07 for sound of what locals call 'the Barking Frog'. More info
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Where the Jungle Meets the Sea

Where the Jungle Meets the Sea

Ujung Kulon National Park, Java

Indonesia
Recordist: Ralph Koper
Location: Ujung Kulon National Park, Java, Indonesia
Habitat: Coastal rainforest
Notes: Relaxing sounds of gentle waves lapping the shore with the sounds of birds and the singing of rare Silvery Gibbons. More info
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Amazon Ambience

Amazon Ambience

near Iquitos

Peru
Recordist: Ralph Koper
Location: near Iquitos, Peru
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Ambient soundscape with insects and distant birdsong in the Peruvian Amazon. More info
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Early Morning Forest

Early Morning Forest

Kakum National Park

Ghana
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: Kakum National Park, Ghana
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: "We slept in the forest and woke to film a stunning sunrise from a wooden platform high in the canopy." Tim Lewis More info
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By a Tranquil Stream

By a Tranquil Stream

Royal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Royal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest & tall eucalypt forest
Notes: Imagine sitting by a tranquil stream in a rainforest, listening to the dawn chorus.......More info
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Monsoon Forest Dawn

Monsoon Forest Dawn

Fogg Dam, Northern Territory

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fogg Dam Conservation Area, Northern Territory, Australia
Habitat: Lowland monsoon forest
Notes: The melodious liquid calls of Yellow Oriole are a feature of this habitat, as are the deep booms of pigeons and fruit doves. More info
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Bukit Fraser – Rainforest Dawn

Bukit Fraser – Rainforest Dawn

Fraser's Hill, Pahang Province

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fraser's Hill, Pahang Province, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane tropical rainforest
Notes: The cool montane forest hosts a wide diversity of animal and plant species which specialize in this more temperate habitat. More info
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Dawn in the Highlands

Dawn in the Highlands

Kumul Lodge, Enga Province

Papua New Guinea
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kumul Lodge, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: Mountain Mouse Warblers and other birds sing at dawn in cloud forest in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. More info
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Kinabatangan Dawn

Kinabatangan Dawn

Lower Kinabatangan River, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Lower Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: Recorded over a period of several days in tropical rainforest on the banks of the Kinabatangan. More info
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