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Lost Land of the Jaguar – wild sounds

Guyana's forests are full of incredible noises. The expedition team heard many of the animals they encountered before seeing them. Can you guess what made each sound?


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1. Listen for a low ghostly noise. This animal's call travels incredible distances.

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2. The team heard this animal constantly in the forest. It's pretty loud for such a small creature.

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3. Listen for the high-pitched squeaks of this canopy dweller.

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4. This close-up recording is of some small but formidable creatures.

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5. This wolf-whistle often echoes around the forest.

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6. This squawk is often accompanied by flashes of bright colour.

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7. The clear single notes of this call come from high in the canopy.

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8. This haunting call rises above the sound of the cicadas.

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9. A low throaty sound heard at night.

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1. Howler monkey
Red howler monkey Howler monkeys call from high in the forest canopy particularly at dawn and dusk.
University of Wisconsin: red howler monkey information



2. Cicada
The noise is made by the male insects using timbals on the sides of their abdomen, these work a bit like a drum vibrating to create the noise.
Wikipedia: cicada factfile

3. Bearded saki
Bearded saki ©naturepl.com Saki's are shy but make these high pitched calls during the day, except in the noon-time heat.
ARKive: bearded saki factfile



4. Army ants
Army ants Army ants live in large, nomadic colonies. The close-up recording is of the sound of them moving through the forest.
Amateur Entomologists' Society: more about army ants


5. Screaming piha
It can be difficult to see this grey bird amongst the trees, but its distinctive call is often heard echoing around the forest.
Lincoln Park Zoo: screaming piha factfile


6. Scarlet macaw
Scarlet macaw The macaw's large, curved bill, is extremely strong and can crack open the toughest of nuts and seeds.
Wikipedia: more about scarlet macaws



7. White-throated toucan
White-throated toucan These birds are usually seen in the forest, in pairs or small groups.
Wikipedia: white-throated toucan factfile




8. Great tinamou
This bird is very well-camouflaged on the forest floor where it nests at the bottom of trees.
Wikipedia: more about the great tinamou


9. Gladiator tree frog
Gladiator tree frog ©naturepl.com This nocturnal frog lives in trees.
Amphibia web: gladiator tree frog, Hypsiboas boans, information


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 Lost Land of the Jaguar

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Dan's Diaries

Wild Sounds

Guyana's Forest Future

Expedition Discoveries

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