Voices of Brazilian Amazon
Luciano Nicolas Naka, Philip Stouffer, Mario Cohn-Haft, Curtis Marantz, Andrew Whittaker & Richard Bierregaard
This 4 CD-set is the first in a series of CDs covering the sounds of Amazonian birds (and some mammals).
The sounds of 340 birds and 7 species of primates. (English, Portuguese and Scientific Names for each species, followed by the type of vocalisation (song, call, etc.). They are excellent recordings with a minimum of two recordings per species. Most recordings were made in the region of Manaus, but the great majority of bird species present north of Manaus also occurs in the Brazilian states of Amapa and northern Para, and in the neighbouring countries of Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana and the department of Bolivar in Venezuela.
The terra firme (dry land, not annually flooded) forests of Amazonia harbour the highest biodiversity in earth. However, visitors walking through the rainforest are often surprised by how few species of birds they see. On the other hand, the number and variety of sounds heard at dawn can be overwhelming. The goal of this compilation is to cultivate an appreciation of the world of natural sounds and to provide a tool to decipher this enormous and hidden diversity.
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