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.