Wild Sounds Take a walk through remote areas of the planet with this series of field recordings from unusual animals. You'll hear roars that penetrate through three miles of tropical forest; maniacal laughs that break the Australian bush dawn; and a barking, bugling, colorful-billed bird.
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Wild Sounds

Take a walk through remote areas of the planet with this series of field recordings.

An aggressive encounter between two male greater prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido). During aggressive encounters, males leap into the air and strike their opponent with feet, wings and/or beak. Fort Pierre National Grassland, South Dakota. Gerrit Vyn/gerritvynphoto.com hide caption

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Hum Along With Male Plainfin Midshipman Fish

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Mating Rituals: Hammerhead Bats Honk To Woo

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A Colony of Screechers And Wailers

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Proud Lyrebird Steps Up To The Microphone

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A Run-In With An Australian Desert Lizard

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