Sounds & Calls
Chital are a particularly vocal species of deer, their alarm calls are evocative sounds of the forests and tiger reserves of the Indian Subcontinent. They are nervous creatures, it has been said that even the sound of a nearby falling leaf can trigger a Chital’s alarm call! This alertness is not without good reason, as Chital are an important prey species for the Tiger (Panthera tigris) and Leopard (Panthera pardus).
Like many other deer species, male Chital also emit bellowing sounds and other growling noises to establish dominance during the rutting season.
Listen to Spotted Deer Calls
Spotted Deer – Typical alarm call
B16 This first sample is an example of the typical alarm call of the Spotted Deer. Recorded in Bardia National Park, Nepal.
Spotted Deer – Typical alarm calls
B18 In this recording, several Spotted Deer alarm calls can be heard in the distance. Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) & Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) can also be heard. This cut was also recorded in Bardia National Park, Nepal.
Spotted Deer (Chital) walking along a riverbank, Bardia National Park, Nepal
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- Orangutan, Bornean (Pongo pygmaeus)
- Gibbon, Agile (Hylobates agilis)
- Gibbon, Mueller's (Hylobates muelleri)
- Gibbon, Pileated (Hylobates pileatus)
- Gibbon, White-handed (Hylobates lar)
- Langur, Banded (Presbytis robinsoni)
- Langur, Dusky (Trachypithecus obscurus)
- Leaf Monkey, Red (Presbytis rubicunda)
- Macaque, Long-tailed (Macaca fascicularis)
- Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)