Thailand: Gibbons at Dawn
The sounds of gibbons singing at dawn along with birdsong in Thailand’s rainforest
Recording Location: Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand
Habitat: Hill rainforest
Duration: 68 minutes (1 track)
Year of Release: 2022 © All rights reserved
Download Formats: mp3 & FLAC (48kHZ/24bit)
The song of the White-handed Gibbon is one of the great sounds of South-east Asia’s rainforests. Starting before dawn, pairs and small family groups of gibbons sing to proclaim their territory and welcome the new day.
This single track album was recorded on a misty dawn in Phu Kheio Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Thailand. The microphones were placed by a lake fringed by rainforest where several family groups of White-handed Gibbons were singing – plaintive melodious voices reverberating in cool morning air.
A variety of birds can be heard calling and moving about in the forest clearing – see the species list below for more details.
Listen to a Sample
1. Thailand: Gibbons at Dawn (68:39)
Bird species heard on this album include:
Bar-backed Partridge, Red Junglefowl, Besra, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Great Barbet, Hair-crested Drongo, Common Green Magpie, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Asian Fairy Bluebird, White-rumped Shama, White-crested Laughingthrush, Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Puff-throated Bulbul, Grey-eyed Bulbul, Yellow-browed Warbler, Radde’s Warbler, Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Pin-striped Tit-Babbler, Puff-throated Babbler, Blue-winged Leafbird and Hainan Blue Flycatcher.