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Resources for media and press use

Audio clips, with notes and timings.

The Listening Earth website contains additional material, including;

Media Audio Clips


Australia:

1. Subtropical Rainforest 1 - 1.47 - (whipbirds, catbirds, fantails; birdsong ambience of NE NSW / SE Qld habitat)
2. Subtropical Rainforest 2 - 6.46 - (Mary Cairncross Reserve, near Maleny, gentle ambience)
3. Superb Lyrebird - 0.47 - (striking example of how vocal behaviour can shape the evolution of a species)
4. Central Vic spring birdsong - 2.05 - (good general intro soundscape)
5. Central Victorian frog chorus - 0.13 - (with Pobblebonks)
6. Regent Honeyeater - 0.23 - (delicate song of a critically endangered species)
7. Swift Parrots - 0.37 - (contact calls of another critically endangered species)
8. Sooty Owls - 0.28 - (rare inhabitant of tall eucalypt forests, this is a pair's nuptial bonding song)
9. Tarkine forest, Tasmania, dawn - 0.40 - (soundscapes and conservation)
10. Pied Butcherbird at 2 a.m., Ormiston Gorge, central Australia - 1.19 - (a highlight recording; a still night, birdsong echoing)
11. Tawny-crowned Honeyeaters at dawn - 2.47 - (another highlight recording; quite ethereal)
12. Grey Fantail song (normal speed) - 0.07 - (birdsong can be amazing when slowed down)
13. Grey Fantail song (slowed 4x) - 0.22
14. Olive-backed Oriole Mimicry - 0.25 - (recorded on simple technology; an iPhone)
15. Yellow-bellied Gliders - 0.35 - (call as they glide from tree to tree in the night)
16. Spiney-cheeked Honeyeaters at Mootwingee, outback NSW - 2.48 - (my first nature recording, 1993)


India, Africa, America, Asia...:

17. Indian dawn chorus (Nagarahole National Park) - 0.24 - (sounds we contributed to Disney's recent feature film of 'The Jungle Book')
18. Indian birdsong and Langur Monkeys - 2.07 - (exotic birdsong with whooping monkeys)
19. Hippos - 0.44 - (hippos are dangerous and unpredictable, these were recorded at close quarters)
20. Lions - 0.54 - (another tense occasion, but awesome)
21. Woodpeckers drumming in Giant Sequoia Forest, California - 0.53 - (soundcape of habitat threatened by global warming)
22. Gibbons singing in Thai rainforest - 0.24 - (another highlight recording, quite haunting and beautiful)
23. Buff-headed Coucal, Solomon Islands - 0.35 - (unusual growling call, doesn't sound like a bird at all)
24. European Spring Dawn Chorus - 0.22 - (European birdsong is often very different to ours, due to unique breeding strategies)
25. Indian Giant Squirrel - 0.22 - (charateristic sound of India's forests)
26. Late afternoon birdsong, East Africa - 0.55 - (good African ambience)