Sounds of the Night

  • by The British Library
  • Narrated by Cookie Weymouth
  • 1 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eerie screams, quiet snuffling and snippets of song are just some of the wildlife sounds that can be heard after dark. While some animals turn in for the night, others are getting ready to begin their 'day' and for some species, such as the Red Fox, Badger, Tawny Owl, and Nightjar, the period from dusk to dawn signifies the peak of their activity. This publication features a selection on the best time to hear them. Use it to identify those mysterious sounds that can often be heard resonating through the night air.
Each track includes an audio announcement of the species featured. Track listing:

1. Nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos
2. Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus
3. Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella naevia
4. Corncrake, Crex crex
5. Bittern, Botarus stellaris
6. Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus
7. Tawny Owl, Strix aluco
8. Long-eared Owl, Asio otus
9. Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
10. Little Owl, Athene noctua
11. Barn Owl, Tyto alba
12. Robin, Erithacus rubecula
13. Fallow Deer, Dama dama
14. Red Deer, Cervus elaphus
15. Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes
16. Badger, Meles meles
17. Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus
18. Greater Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
19. Lesser Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros
20. Daubenton’s Bat, Myotis daubentoni
21. Common Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus pipistrellus
22. Noctule, Nyctalus noctula
23. Serotine, Eptesicus serotinus
24. Dawn Chorus.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-04-2012
  • Publisher: British Library Publishing