A pure nature soundscape downloadable in mp3 format
Release Date: July 2012
Duration: 56 minutes
Number of Tracks: 8
Audio Formats: mp3 & FLAC (44.1kHZ / 24bit)
Bardia National Park protects the largest area of wilderness in the Terai (lowlands) region of Nepal. The sal forests and open grasslands are home to around 53 species of mammal and over 400 bird species. This album is a compilation of various field recordings captured in a range of habitats over the course of a day inside the reserve. Recorded in early spring, when many of the resident birds and newly-arrived migrant species start to breed, the forests are alive with song.
At first light, the calls of nocturnal birds, Large-tailed Nightjar and Asian Barred Owlet, fade into the rising dawn chorus. Rich, fluty notes from the Black-hooded Oriole echo through the park, while a White-rumped Shama melodiously whistles phrases to declare his territory. The alarm calls from Chital (Spotted Deer) are a reminder that Bardia is a stronghold for predators such as tiger and leopard. Later in the day, a light breeze picks up, and Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters glide above the grasslands, hawking for insects. The album concludes with the afternoon quietly descending into twilight, cuckoos still calling as the birds of the night awaken.
|1.||First Light (Large-tailed Nightjar, Asian Barred Owlet, mixed dawn chorus)||[6:08]|
|2.||Morning Chorus (Himalayan Goldenbacks drumming, Lineated Barbet, Puff-throated Babbler, Striped Tit-Babbler)||[5:16]|
|3.||Mellifluous Voices (White-rumped Shama and Black-hooded Oriole)||[4:48]|
|4.||Late Morning Ambience (Bulbul sp. and Spotted Deer alarm calls)||[7:32]|
|5.||Afternoon Breeze (Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters)||[12:32]|
|6.||Late Afternoon (Sunbirds, Striped Tit-Babbler, Lineated Barbet)||[6:00]|
|7.||Dusk (Puff-throated Babbler, Thrush sp.)||[7:20]|
|8.||Twilight (Common Hawk Cuckoo, Large-tailed Nightjar, Asian Barred Owlet, Brown Hawk Owl, Oriental Scops-Owl)||[6:49]|
Bardia National Park Photo Gallery