Sounds of the Desert
Jean C Roché
Raw sounds from the Moroccan desert where the sand permits no echoes. The sense of place is tangible as we move from the bustle of a donkey market to gardens and palm groves where Laughing Doves sing, and then into the harsh desert. Along the way, heat-tolerant birds bravely sing, including unique species such as the plaintive Hoopoe Lark. Where rains have reached the desert, dense flocks of flamingos and sandgrouse miraculously congregate. 60 min.
|Common Name||Scientific Name|
|Caribbean Flamingo||Phoenicopterus ruber|
|Ruddy Shelduck||Tadorna ferruginea|
|Black-winged Stilt||Himantopus himantopus|
|Little Plover||Charadrius dubius|
|Pin-tailed Sandgrouse||Pterocles alchata|
|Spotted Sandgrouse||Pterocles senegallus|
|Black-bellied Sandgrouse||Pterocles orientalis|
|Crowned Sandgrouse||Pterocles coronatus|
|European Turtle Dove||Streptopelia turtur|
|Laughing Turtle-Dove||Streptopelia senegalensis|
|Tawny Owl||Strix aluco|
|Red-necked Nightjar||Caprimulgus ruficollis|
|Egyptian Nightjar||Caprimulgus aegyptius|
|Blue-cheeked Bee-eater||Merops persicus|
|Greater Hoopoe-Lark||Alaemon alaudipes|
|Thick-billed Lark||Ramphocoris clotbey|
|Bar-tailed Lark||Ammomanes cincturus|
|White / Pied Wagtail||Motacilla alba|
|Garden Bulbul||Pycnonotus barbatus|
|Black-crowned Tchagra||Tchagra senegala|
|Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin||Cercotrichas galactotes|
|White-tailed Wheatear||Oenanthe leucopyga|
|Red-rumped Wheatear||Oenanthe moesta|
|Streaked Scrub-Warbler||Scotocerca inquieta|
|Desert Warbler||Sylvia nana|
|Striolated Bunting||Emberiza striolata|
|Trumpeter Finch||Bucanetes githagineus|
The species list above is in systematic order, the taxonomy and nomenclature of which generally follows the Wells World Birds list on Birder's Diary v3.0 (courtesy of Thayer Software: www.thayerbirding.com), with adaptations by WildSounds.
The Wells World Birds list is based on a classification created by Mic Wells.
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