Pheasant by Julian Bhalerao
Sounds of the Desert

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.

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Common NameScientific Name
Caribbean FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Little PloverCharadrius dubius
Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata
Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallus
Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalis
Crowned SandgrousePterocles coronatus
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
Laughing Turtle-DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Red-necked NightjarCaprimulgus ruficollis
Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptius
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Thick-billed LarkRamphocoris clotbey
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cincturus
White / Pied WagtailMotacilla alba
Garden BulbulPycnonotus barbatus
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegala
Rufous-tailed Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
White-tailed WheatearOenanthe leucopyga
Red-rumped WheatearOenanthe moesta
Streaked Scrub-WarblerScotocerca inquieta
Desert WarblerSylvia nana
Striolated BuntingEmberiza striolata
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus

Disclaimer 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:, with adaptations by WildSounds.
The Wells World Birds list is based on a classification created by Mic Wells.
Please note that the above list may not be in the same order or be a full and accurate representation of the species on the title concerned. We take due care to ensure the accuracy of the list, but should you find any errors, please notify us.

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