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Sounds of the Night (audio CD)

Published Date:
March 2012
British Library Publishing
Bibliographic Details:
Audio CD with booklet. Running time: 69 minutes
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An audio guide to Britain's nocturnal species

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Eerie screams, quiet snufflings, 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 CD features a selection of Britain’s most vocal nocturnal animals and provides information on the best time to hear them. Use it to identify those mysterious sounds that can often be heard resonating through the night air.

Listen to extracts from tracks
Tawny Owl
Red fox

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

`I needed to hear the evocative sounds of the night to remind me just how magical a nightwalk could be, and the disc I played was a marvellous compilation of nocturnal voices produced by the British Library.`
Chris Yates, Caught by the River

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