Night Sounds of the Australian Bush – Koala Calls
Both male & female koalas can make types of bellowing calls, though it’s usually made by males looking to attract a mate. They also make a variety of other sounds including snarls, squeaks and screams.
Listen to Koala Sounds
SD584a This next audio recording is an example of the deep bellowing, grunting call of a male Koala. Recorded in Benarkin State Forest, Queensland. In the background of this recording you can hear the sound of a Squirrel Glider.
SD584b A variation of the grunting call of a male, this one sounds like deep belching or burping! In the background you can hear Squirrel Glider and Common Brushtail Possum. Recorded in Benarkin State Forest, Queensland.
SD585a A different call type – this is the wailing, screaming call, presumably of a female. Koalas sometimes make this sound when fighting or alarmed. Recorded at Benarkin State Forest, Queensland.
Other Night Sounds
Other species you might hear at night in the Australian bush:
- Flying Foxes
- Glider, Squirrel
- Glider, Sugar
- Glider, Yellow-bellied
- Possum, Common Brushtail
- Boobook, Australian
- Frogmouth, Tawny
- Owl, Barking
- Owl, Greater Sooty
- Owl, Lesser Sooty
- Owl, Powerful
- Owlet-nightjar, Australian
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