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Nature Sounds of Australia


Nature Sounds of Australia

  • Published by Centre for Studies in Australian Music — 1996 — 1 CD
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Nature Sounds of Australia. (AHS 01) with 116-page booklet including 83 colour photographs. Ninety tracks of sounds made by Australia's native animals, from the lyrebird to the dingo, the giant bullfrog to the horn-eyed ghost crab. The ninety tracks encompass Mammals (1-9), Birds (10-33), Frogs (34-49), Crickets (50-54), Katydids (55-79), Cicadas (80-88), An ultrasonic walk in Kings Park, Perth (89) and Crustaceans (90).

* Mammals: Tasmanian devil, yellow-bellied glider, sugar glider, koala, wombat, grey-headed flying-fox, dingo, Australian fur-seal.
* Birds: emu, little penguin, little-mantled sooty albatross, chestnut teal, red goshawk, Tasmanian native hen, red-collared lorikeet, gang-gang cockatoo, sulphur-crested cockatoo, common koel, southern boobook owl, barking owl, laughing kookaburra, superb lyrebird, Eastern whipbird, crested bellbird, purple-crowned fairy wren, noisy friarbird, Australian magpie, pied currawong, satin bowerbird, Australian raven.
* Frogs: giant bullfrog, bullfrog, brown frog, spotted marsh frog, Haswell's froglet, toadlet, Australian burrowing frog, Andersson's toadlet, Peron's tree frog, spotted marsh frog, Lesueur's frog, Ewing's tree frog, Victorian smooth froglet, Blue Mountains tree frog, leaf-green tree frog, green and golden bell frog.
* Crickets: New Guinea rainforest cricket, striped ground cricket, striped-winged bark cricket, sordid bark cricket, raincloud forest cricket, black field cricket, Oceanic field cricket, diminutive ground cricket, confusing field cricket, inland field cricket, valley dwarf cricket, new striped dwarf cricket, mimetic bush cricket, dark night mole cricket, slender tree cricket, and Lea's tree cricket.
* Katydids: whitish meadow katydid, striped meadow katydid, Upolu meadow katydid, mimicing snout-nosed katydid, colourful Gondwanan katydid, black-footed Gondwanan katydid, fierce predaceous katydid, Kangaroo Island tiny katydid, loud green shield-backed katydid, similar balloon-winged katydid, long-horned false leaf katydid, and many others.
* Cicadas: examples of general species-specific songs, typical modulated songs, continuous songs, the flying singers, dusk singers, wing clapping, the larger aggregating cicadas, and an evening chorus from Kin Kin Creek (south Queensland).
* Crustaceans: horn-eyed ghost crab and golden ghost crab.

The disc and booklet were edited by Dr David Rentz, Curator of Orthopteroid Insects in the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Division of Entomology, with contributions by Dr W. Bailey (University of Western Australia), Dr D. Gwynne (University of Toronto), Dr M. Littlejohn (University of Melbourne), Drs D. and P. Maitland (University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa), Mr M. Moulds (Australian Museum), and Dr D. Young (University of Melbourne).

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