Midnight in Lambir Hills Rainforest, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia

by | Aug 3, 2015 | Malaysia

Recorded around midnight in Lambir Hills, Sarawak, this vibrant natural symphony features the sounds of several frog species as well as Blyth’s Frogmouth, Great Argus pheasant, and countless types of insect.

Lambir Hills National Park is thought to have one of the world’s most biodiverse forest eco-systems. In one study area of only 52 hectares, scientists documented approximately 1200 species of tree – possibly the richest diversity of tree species in the Old World!

The kaleidoscope of sound in this recording reflects this biodiversity. Notice the richly layered spectrogram image below – this is an accurate visual representation of a section of this soundscape and makes it easier to appreciate the multiple layers of sound in the audio.