Tropical storms are the lifeblood of Borneo’s forests. Delivering an abundance of precious recycled water, and providing temporary relief from the forest’s steamy humidity, thunderstorms are vital to life in the rainforest.
Leading up to the storm, the air is heavy and still. The soundscape becomes softer, simpler, as if the wildlife is bracing itself for the coming deluge. The rainfall is intense but brief, and it eases to a gentle shower, thunder still grumbling. The melodious calls of Grey-cheeked Bulbul and Hill Myna penetrate through the rain, and the forest starts to come to life again as the storm passes.
|1.||Morning Dewdrops (with Crimson-winged Woodpecker, Diard’s Trogon, Red-throated Barbet & White-rumped Shama)||[4:56]|
|2.||By a Tropical Pond (Frogs, Hill Myna, Emerald Dove, Green Imperial Pigeon)||[5:12]|
|3.||Before the Storm (Gold-whiskered Barbet and Emerald Dove)||[4:44]|
|4.||Rain in the Forest (with Grey-cheeked Bulbul)||[9:00]|
|5.||Hill Mynas in the Rain||[8:48]|