Birdsong of Thailand’s Deciduous Forest – Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

by | Aug 13, 2014 | Thailand

After several days in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in western Thailand, I’m very happy with soundscapes I’ve recorded so far. While I still have plenty of material to review, here’s a sample recorded in dry dipterocarp forest in the reserve.

In this sample you can hear the fluty calls of Black-hooded Oriole, the chattering of White-crested Laughingthrush and many other species including Lineated Barbet, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Indian Roller and Black Giant Squirrel.

[Update – a long version of this sample is now available on the album “Forest of Life“]

Thailand’s dry deciduous forests are a type of tropical woodland and home to a diverse range of birds and wildlife not usually found in the wetter rainforests. These woodlands are particularly good habitat for large mammals including several species of deer, banteng, gaur and predators such as the leopard and tiger.