SOUNDS: In Tune With the Animals

Science  17 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5763, pp. 925
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5763.925b

Wondering what a zebra or a silkworm sounds like? Check out Listen to Nature, which holds 400 samples from the British Library's vast sound collection. Hear clips including a yipping Arctic fox, the chirps of a Namibian sand gecko, and the dawn chorus of creatures in an Australian rainforest.

In The Language of Birds, the site's creators have scattered bird recordings within a review article packed with facts about bird communication. You can listen to a marsh warbler, which steals from other birds' songs, or Alex, an African gray parrot who can reportedly identify colors and objects. Also included is a sedge warbler, which stops singing when it finds a mate.

www.bl.uk/listentonature

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