Tacua Speciosa – A Giant Rainforest Cicada

Tacua Speciosa – A Giant Rainforest Cicada

While recording frogs in Kubah National Park, Sarawak, I bumped into this spectacular cicada, Tacua speciosa. One of the world’s largest species and also one of the most colourful, it also has an amazing call! ← Previous Article - "Bellbirds in the...
Windy Morning on Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia

Windy Morning on Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia

Strong winds made recording difficult on this trip to Mount Kinabalu, but I managed to get one decent recording where the sound of the wind complements the birdsong & ambience. ← Previous Article - "Cicadas in the Crocker Ranges, Sabah, Malaysia"...
White-handed Gibbon Singing

White-handed Gibbon Singing

A lone, young male White-handed Gibbon sings from the rainforest canopy in Taman Negara, Malaysia. White-handed Gibbon ((Hylobates lar) ← Previous Article - "Voices of the Night - Taman Negara, Malaysia" Next Article - "Evening Rhythms - Kuranda,...
Voices of the Night – Taman Negara, Malaysia

Voices of the Night – Taman Negara, Malaysia

An excerpt from a 4 hour recording which, for the most part, captured Taman Negara’s gentle nocturnal soundscape. However on this sample, the peaceful twinkling of insects & cooing of frogs is interrupted by alarm calls from a Spectacled Langur...
Pigging Out in Taman Negara, Malaysia

Pigging Out in Taman Negara, Malaysia

After leaving my gear out to capture the sounds of dusk, I retrieved the kit after dark & expected to hear a gentle evening chorus upon reviewing the recording. However, it seems a herd of wild pigs had spent most of the afternoon in the clearing where I left the...
The Call of the Helmeted Hornbill

The Call of the Helmeted Hornbill

Up to 1.7 metres in length (including the 50cm long tail), with a leathery, wrinkled face and sporting a bony casque on top of it’s beak, the bizarre Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) looks like a survivor from the Cretaceous era. The call of this species is...
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