3 minute audio sample from the 79 minute nature sound album; "The Whistlers of Kolombangara", available for download...3 minute audio sample from the 79 minute nature sound album; "The Whistlers of Kolombangara", available for download from http://www.listeningearth.com/LE/product.php?id=110
The song of the Golden Whistlers of the Solomon Islands is one of nature's marvels.
This recording takes you to the island of Kolombangara to experience their melodic, rhythmic (and very loud!) voices reverberating through the rainforests that cloak the island's volcanic flanks.
We begin predawn, with a hypnotic chorus of frogs and insects in the tropical night. Suddenly a Whistler breaks the calm with an exuberant ripple of sound that sends a shiver up the spine. From then on there's no stopping him, as he pours out a sequence of percussive melodies at high volume.
As the day moves on, the whistlers ease back, and a variety of birdsong filters down from the forest canopy - Lorikeets, Mynahs, Flycatchers, Hornbills, White-eyes, Pigeons, Cockatoos - along with the gentle buzz of diurnal insects.
With the afternoon, we hear one of the other unusual voices of these forests; the harsh growls and booming calls of the Buff-headed Coucal. A Whistler gives some last calls as the light begins to fade and the electric vibration of dusk cicadas fills the air. After dark, the forest is filled with frogs once again, this time a multitude of chiming 'Koni' frogs.More
I made an early start this morning, arriving at the Royal National Park by 5am. Still dark and quiet, I walked down...I made an early start this morning, arriving at the Royal National Park by 5am. Still dark and quiet, I walked down Lady Carrington Drive and soon heard the distinctive call of a Powerful Owl (Ninox SMore