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  1. savethelephant

    savethelephant Well-Known Member

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    As I was listening to the roar-bark of the maned wolf, it go me thinking, what are zoochatters favorite animal sounds? I will post my top 3 (not in any order)
    1. Wapiti
    2. Maned wolf
    3. Wolf/coyote

    What are yours?

    Edit:Thought I might put up videos to my favorite sounds

    Wpiti-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSpGd9p17n0
    Maned Wolf-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBSGEl-yB7A
    Wolf-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op7fRsvWowA
    Coyote-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwN24uzc77Q
     
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  2. azcheetah2

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    I'll play. Mine are in no particular order

    1. The breath of a wild orca as it comes up for air
    2. A cheetah purring
    3. A tiger chuffing
     
  3. TheMightyOrca

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    Bird calls. Any bird calls, I love 'em all. Even seagulls.

    Baby elephant trumpets. <3

    Tiger roars and chuffs.

    Cheetahs chirping.
     
  4. gentle lemur

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    Tough question! I've thought of a dozen answers already. Here are my current favourites.
    For excitement: the bugling of whooper swans arriving after migration.
    For variation, tunefulness and sheer power: the song of the nightingale.
    For personal reasons: the call of the black howler, when my late brother saw and heard one at Bristol he called it a 'sore throat monkey'.

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  5. dogman

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    african wild dogs when in a frenzy before feeding, a spotted hyena whooping or the call of gibbons especially siamangs
     
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    2 more great ones, nightingales and tawny owls
     
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    Common eider-like an excited little old lady!
    GOH rhino bleating.
    Any gibbon song
     
  8. Ned

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    The call of the loon is the best sound ever. Also like humpback whale song and the sound of swan wings while in flight.
     
  9. savethelephant

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    Alright, new rule to thread, attach a video of animal sound.
     
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    1. Tiger(wild) calling at night in jungle.

    2. Stone Curlew.

    3. Fallow Deer rutting call- particularly under big trees where it echoes.
     
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    While I'm not entirely sure it's my favorite animal sound, a sound I heard for the first time fairly recently and was quite amused/baffled by was the call of the Montezuma Oropendola (as well as the movements it makes when making this call :D ).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp_g6hXGN1c
     
  14. gentle lemur

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    Videos for my choices, the first two were made at the locations which I particularly associate with the species.
    Whoopers at Martin Mere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RK755Jkv1U&hd=1
    Nightingale at Fingringhoe Wick (a beautiful little film - Recommended) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxqtcO1QrH0
    Black howlers (at Port Lympne rather than Bristol I'm afraid) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pia8ku7jUNg&list=PLJpttO2vjjGSwKl1u6n18QMHVuI-muX16&index=42&hd=1

    Alan
     
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    1) Elk bugle
    2) Coyote howl
    3) Bison bellow
    4) Howler monkey howl
    5) Tiger chuff
    6) Red-tailed hawk screech
    7) Great horned owl hoot

    These are in no particular order.
     
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    Elk, chuck wills widow, coyote
     
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    My top animal sound would be the indri.
    After that comes the humpback whale and perhaps the midshipman fish.
    I am very impressed by the way lyrebirds can imitate a variety of sounds.
     
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    Just ones off the top of my head...

    Mammals: gibbons of all kinds, various lemurs (ring-tailed, ruffed, indri), howler monkeys, big cats roaring, colobus monkey (teritorial call), spotted hyena, sea lions, gorilla (chestbeat), binturong, wolves howling

    Birds (many for their uniqueness): musician wren, New Zealand bellbird, emu, ptarmigan, all caciques and oropendolas, horned screamer, capuchinbird, screaming piha, lyrebird, hermit thrush, crowned pigeon, common loon

    Other: bubbling Kassina frog, American alligator (roar), galapagos tortoise
     
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    Those lar gibbon songs sounded beautiful, especially with all of the birds, insects and other rainforest animals singing back-up, haha. Very relaxing.

    And I don't know, I find the indri's song awesome, but eerie and slightly unsettling to be perfectly honest. :D