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Sounds of the Night

An Audio Guide to Britain's Nocturnal Species
Written by: The British Library
Narrated by: Cookie Weymouth
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins

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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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