120418.MR.023112.01               Please use headphones. Common Sandpiper. No species demonstrates better what is known as a ‘graded repertoire’. Even their repertoire as a whole is one smoothly turned gradient, where very different-sounding calls grade into one another. First call shown. Quee-quee calls, husky chatter and low whistles of at least one individual. Explore 94,800 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments. 190827.MR.044718.02, e) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Bay of Skaill, Orkney, Scotland, 03:15, 27 August 2019. Click below to listen to the beautiful sound of the Curlew, recorded by Geoff Sample. 120417.MR.212245.11. flight call. Curlew calls, Skomer Island, 3:34. Note that at 0:04 two individuals are calling simultaneously. Quip calls, a hint of husky chatter and a rising whistle from a small flock of nocturnal migrants. Subjects of particular interest include ageing and sexing birds by their sounds, and recognising hidden biodiversity, ‘new species’, through bird sounds. Quee-quee calls and a hint of husky chatter of at least two migrating individuals. Background: Greylag Goose Anser anser and Pied Wagtail Motacilla yarrellii. The Sound Approach aim to popularise birdsong and raise standards in the use of sounds in bird identification. Although some birds in the recordings above were probably not migrating, the calls described are those that we know to be given by nocturnal migrants. A small flock migrating north, over a forest where Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus call in alarm because of a Eurasian Lynx Lynx lynx that growls in the dark. Low whistles, a slow quee-quee and song of one or more nocturnal migrants. Vanellus vanellus : Lapwing - Charadriidae, Cuculus canorus : Common Cuckoo - Cuculidae, Acanthis flammea : Redpoll - Fringillidae, Anser brachyrhynchus : Pink-footed Goose - Anatidae, Interviews with wildlife sound recordists. Background: Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus. 120418.MR.023112.01, k) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Bay of Skaill, Orkney, Scotland, 03:39, 27 August 2019. Also, there is more likely to be a ‘foreleg’ visible. h) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Stoborough, Dorset, England, 03:23, 16 July 2015 (Nick Hopper). Shop 1. 190827.MR.031505.02, f) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Arne, Dorset, England, 04:46, 25 October 2016. The call of the curlew is an unmistakable, plaintive, and lonely 'cour-leee' from which the curlew actually derives its name. Home. Even their repertoire as a whole is one smoothly turned gradient, where very different-sounding calls grade into one another. Enefco House Background: Greylag Goose Anser anser. Only a third call-type, which can be described as husky chatter, gives any real identification challenge. Poole Slightly higher-pitched rising whistled flight calls of a single individual with others in the distance. The call of the curlew is an unmistakable, plaintive, and lonely 'cour-leee' from which the curlew actually derives its name. Explore 94,800 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments, The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified. The curlew breeds further inland in fields, moorland and large forest clearings, where a nest is made on the ground by the male and lined by the female. Dorset Background: European Herring Gull Larus argentatus. The two commonest types, separated by us because they usually sound quite different, can also grade into one another. The Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) is a mainly nocturnal, ground dwelling bird that specialises in hunting frogs, spiders, insects, molluscs, crustaceans, snakes, lizards and small mammals.Also known as the Bush Thick Knees, it has a distinct eerie, ghost like night time call. Sonagram shows sections at 0:23 – 0:25 and 0:29 – 0:30. ‘Curlew’ evokes the sound of this bird’s voice, and everything about Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata seems to curl, curve or coil, starting with the bill. an ‘escalation’ of the low rising whistle; typical examples (j, k, l) contrast strongly with that call, but intermediate calls occur (i), in a sample of 25 calls, seven had two notes; 18 had three notes (four or more rarely heard in very excited flocks, single-note calls may also occur), Closer calls may show harmonics, but not always. Stewardship schemes are helping to increase available breeding habitat. If you are a member of a licensed UK HE/FE institution you can access more recordings, download tracks and more... You have been logged out of the system due to inactivity. Full sound archive catalogue Copy and paste the embed code below to include this recording in your blog or web page. During the breeding season, this is also accompanied by an attractive bubbling call whilst in flight. Higher-pitched rising whistles of at least two individuals. Background: Greylag Goose Anser anser and Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus. 180904.MR.022200.01, j) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Möklinta, Uppland, Sweden, 02:31, 18 April 2012. Allow our featured recording above to take you to a wild and special place. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Maximum estimates of calling individuals per night: low, medium and high activity. A - Z. Please update your flash player. "The Plight of the Curlew", by Andrew Coslett is one of a number of original pieces available for sale to raise money for our work. p) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, England, 00:30, 6 March 2018 (Paul Morton). Populations of curlews have declined in recent years due to loss of suitable breeding habitat to more intensive farming methods and forestry. Provides entries on millions of recordings held by the British Library. Search. The “bubbling” song-flight of the Curlew over its breeding ground. Background: Greylag Geese Anser anser. 190827.MR.010519.02, c) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Bay of Skaill, Orkney, Scotland, 03:45, 27 August 2019. Sonagram shows first call. App. Head over to our Podcast page to listen to interviews and programmes about Curlew around the world. a short ‘foreleg’ followed by a little arch or peaked shape, frequencies from 1 – 2 kHz (mean minimum 1.3 kHz; mean maximum 1.8 kHz; n = 12), short, husky-sounding chatter; more often clusters of notes than single ones, volatile: delivery speeding up and slowing down, highly variable individual notes, but many resemble husky version of ‘, harshest notes have no definable pitch at all, typical note harshest at the start, resolving into a more tonal ending, note durations 62 – 217 ms (90% range; median 117 ms; n = 59), when discernible, pitch similar to that of.