Sounds of La Selva, Ecuador
John V. Moore
Vocalizations from 120 species of birds, 6 species of monkeys, many frogs & and one fish!
Recorded in the lowland rainforests of Eastern Ecuador. Narrated.
I have tried to present these nature sounds in a way that I, as an amateur, would like to hear them. Therefore,
the sounds are arranged as part of a hypothetical 2 1/2 day, 3 night stay at La Selva.
Cassette. First published 1993, 3rd edition 2004. Suggested retail price: $12.50
- White-banded Swallow
- Boat-billed Flycatcher
also Great Kiskadee.
- Ruddy Pigeon
- Violaceous Jay
also Black-mantle Tamarin.
- Cobalt-winged Parakeet
- Buff-breasted Wren (3rd edition) / Coraya Wren (First two editions. Was
erroneously listed as "Buff-breasted Wren". Background species
were Masked Crimson Tanager and White-necked Heron).
- White-throated Toucan ("Cuvier's Toucan" on editions 1 and 2)
also Orange-winged Amazon (aka Orange-winged Parrot).
- Short-tailed Swift
also Screaming Piha and Red-capped Cardinal.
- Black-billed Thrush
also Yellow-rumped Cacique and Gilded Barbet ("Black-spotted
Barbet" on editions 1 and 2).
- Screaming Piha
- Crimson-crested Woodpecker
- White-breasted Wood-Wren
also Blue-crowned Manakin.
- Dusky Titi Monkey
also Black-faced Antthrush and White-throated Toucan ("Cuvier's Toucan"
on editions 1 and 2).
- Channel-billed Toucan ("Yellow-ridged Toucan" on editions 1 and
also Violaceous Trogon, Opal-crowned Tanager, and Thrush-like Wren.
- Golden-collared Toucanet
also Squirrel Cuckoo and Gilded Barbet (" Black-spotted Barbet"
on editions 1 and 2).
- Many-banded Aracari
also Scarlet Macaw.
- Spix's Guan
also Crested Eagle.
- Black-banded Owl
also Tree Frog.
- Buff-throated Woodcreeper
also Spot-winged Antshrike.
- Scale-backed Antbird
also Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper and Common Piping-Guan.
- Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner
also Chestnut-belted Gnateater.
- Slate-colored Grosbeak
also Russet-backed Oropendola.
- Horned Screamer
also Wattled Jacana, Black-capped Donacobius, Tropical Kingbird, and Lineated Woodpecker.
- Yellow-billed Nunbird
also Grayish Saltator.
- Ringed Kingfisher
also Caquetá Seedeater ("Variable Seedeater" on editions 1 and
2) and Green-and-rufous Kingfisher.
- Red-bellied Macaw
also Chestnut-fronted Macaw.
- Long-billed Woodcreeper
also Hoatzin, Lawrence's Thrush, Silver-beaked Tanager, Gray-fronted Dove, and Straight-billed
- Purplish Jacamar
also Black-headed Parrot.
- Greater Ani
also Gray-fronted Dove.
- Red Howler Monkey
also White-shouldered Antbird and Gray-headed Tanager.
- Casqued Oropendola
also Green Oropendola and Crested Oropendola
Erratum: Green O. is erroneously identified as Olive O. on the cassette
cover and in the spoken commentary.
also Mealy Amazon (aka Mealy Parrot).
- Cocha Antshrike
also Várzea Schiffornis ("Greater Manakin" on editions 1 and
- Speckled Chachalaca
also Blue-and-yellow Macaw and Ruddy Pigeon.
- Wire-tailed Manakin
also Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner, Gray Antwren, and Chestnut-winged Hookbill.
- Bicolored Antbird ("White-cheeked Antbird" on editions 1 and
also Black-spotted Bare-eye.
- Common Woolly Monkey
- Gray-winged Trumpeter
- Chestnut-headed Crake
also Amazonian White-tailed Trogon and immature Lawrence's Thrush
Erratum (first two editions only): the Thrush in the background was erroneously identified as "Hauxwell's Thrush". The correct song of Hauxwell's Thrush is on "Ecuador: more bird vocalizations from the Lowland Rainforest" Vol.
- Lesser Kiskadee
also Smooth-billed Ani and Great Jacamar.
- Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl
also Long-tailed Potoo.
also Boat-billed Heron.
- Rufescent Tiger-Heron
also Bats and Common Potoo.
- Zigzag Heron
- Cinnamon Attila
- Cream-colored Woodpecker
also Point-tailed Palmcreeper.
- Blue-crowned Motmot
Erratum (first two editions only): was identified as "Rufous Motmot" in
the spoken text and leaflet. Rufous Motmot only occurs south of the Rio
also Plumbeous Antbird.
- Gray-necked Wood-Rail
- Yellow-billed Tern
- Dusky-headed Parakeet
also Blue-headed Parrot, Yellow-crowned Amazon (aka Yellow-crowned
Parrot), Mealy Amazon (aka Mealy
Parrot), and Orange-cheeked Parrot.
- Ochre-striped Antpitta
also Black-faced Antbird and Thrush-like Antpitta.
- Long-billed Hermit ("Long-tailed Hermit" on editions 1 and
also Cobalt-winged Parakeet.
- Banded Antbird
also Cinereous Mourner.
- Golden-mantle Tamarin
also Plumbeous Pigeon.
- Striped Manakin
also Brown-rumped Foliage-gleaner and Yellow-tufted Woodpecker.
also Monk Saki Monkey, Red-billed Scythebill, and Coraya Wren.
- Eastern Woodhaunter ("Striped Foliage-gleaner" on editions 1 and
also Hairy-crested Antbird.
- Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
also Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl.
- Great Tinamou
- Crested Owl