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The Animal Sound Archive (Tierstimmenarchiv) at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin is an unique scientific collection. It has a large potential for scientific
and educational purposes.
The Animal Sound Archive is open for scientist of all disciplines. The information on the recordings is freely available from our webbased data base. The database has at the moment over 30,000 entries and over 16,000 sound recordings are free available.

Tapes in the collection of the Animal Sound Archive
Species: European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 20.05.2007
Locality: Leipzig, Park Dölitz-Dösen, , Sachsen, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Gesang, Rufe. Daneben: Fasan, Verkehrslärm.
Species: Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
Recorded by: Gebler, Alban
Record-Date: 17.04.2002
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: pair
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Giant Panda female "Yan Yan": oestrous phase, probably protest sounds, since the animal was not allowed into the outdoor enclosure. In the background, the male panda "Boa Boa" with impulse sounds/glottal stops (rhythmic "moan") from another enclosure. The microphome was about 10 cm from the enclosure, 0.2 - 3.0 m from the animal. Recording was cut several times. Indoor predator house; (Hall!), partiallz overridden. Recordings from 8:00 to 10:45 clock.
Species: Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias)
Recorded by: Lütgens, Hans
Record-Date:
Locality: Vogelpark Walsrode, Heidekreis, Niedersachsen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls.
Species: Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 22.05.1972
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Stukenbrock, Furlbach-Gebiet. Männchen (53-2): Gesang; im Protokoll nicht angegeben.
Species: California Sealion (Zalophus californianus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 09.09.1991
Locality: Zoo Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Niedersachsen, Germany
Age: diverse
Sex: diverse
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: call sequence (adults), call (juvenile); Details in German: Rufreihe des Weibchens (hat Junge) und jüngeres Weibchen (im Wasser), Jungenlaute an Mutter-Weibchen (Jungtiere vom 13. und 16.6.91), zudem Laute von subadultem Weibchen.
Species: Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)
Recorded by: Ernst, Stephan
Record-Date: 13.04.2013
Locality: Falkenstein, Vogtlandkreis, Sachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Fichtenstammwald: Gesang eines Sperlingskauzes. Gleiches Tier wie Glaucidium_passerinum_DIG0165_01 bis Glaucidium_passerinum_DIG0165_08.
Species: Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 28.04.1973
Locality: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: genauer Ort unbekannt, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Frühpirsch: Gesang mit "huid huid" und "fink fink".
Species: Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 20.10.1962
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Elderly male calls to another. Distance 3 m.
Species: European Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 20.08.1983
Locality: Mühlenbecker Wald, Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls.
Species: Common Swift (Apus apus)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 10.07.2008
Locality: Leipzig, Karl-Härting-Straße, , Sachsen, Germany
Sound-type: call sequence
Record-Description: call, sequence of calls; Details in German: Ruf, Rufreihe. Daneben: Amsel, Großes grünes Heupferd, Verkehrslärm.
Species: Indian Crested Porcupine (Hystrix indica)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 01.09.1966
Locality: Zoopark Erfurt, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
Age: subadult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Halbwüchsiges (Kaspar-Hauser) auf Arm gehalten: Diverse Laute. Entfernung ca. 30 cm. Gleiches Tier wie Hystrix_indica_S1114_02.
Species: Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 28.07.2005
Locality: Russalka, Varna, , Bulgaria
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Ca. 1 km westlich der Ferienanlage Russalka auf abgeerntetem Acker: Rufe - leise. Tier nicht gesehen.
Species: De Brazza’s Monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 09.02.1969
Locality: Zoo Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: female
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Lautfolgen des Weibchens. Abstand ca. 3 m. Pfleger vor dem Gitter.
Species: Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 04.05.1980
Locality: Schieder-Schwalenberg , Lippe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: flight song
Record-Description: Schwalenberger Mörth. Männchen (Schwalenberger Mörth 1): Gesang.
Species: Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 30.03.1976
Locality: Michelstadt, OT Vielbrunn, Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Aufnahme 30./31.03.1976, Vielbrunn, Michelstadt: Rufe "sisi".
Species: Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 11.05.1975
Locality: Mönchmühle, Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Gesang (Weidengebüsch am Bahndamm).
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 24.05.1970
Locality: Walsrode, Soltau-Fallingbostel, Niedersachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Männchen (Walsrode 4): Gesang.
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 01.06.1964
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Hof Benteler (Furlbach-Gebiet). Band 2B: Männchen, "Zaunsänger": Gesang ABE. Keine genaue Datumsangabe: Mai/Juni 1964.
Species: Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 28.06.1970
Locality: Rietberg , Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: alarm call
Record-Description: Rietberger Fischteiche. Männchen: Alarm. Gleichzeitig daneben Weidenmeise (Position: 0:58 bis 2:49 min).
Species: Corn Crake (Crex crex)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 29.06.1973
Locality: Ellwangen-Neunheim, Ostalbkreis, , Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: song
Species: Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 26.05.1968
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: female
Sound-type: alarm call
Record-Description: guard call; Details in German: Stukenbrock, Furlbach-Gebiet. Weibchen: Warnen.
Species: Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 08.07.2007
Locality: Schönow, Bernau, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: flight call
Record-Description: Nördlicher Abschnitt des Rundweges im NSG Schönower Heide: Flugrufe. Entfernung ca. 100 m.
Species: Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 26.04.1975
Locality: Walkweiher DKB, Dinkelsbühl, , Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: call
Species: Western Bonelli's Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli)
Recorded by: Füger, Killmaier
Record-Date: 20.06.1971
Locality: Zoologisches Institut Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Age: juvenile
Sound-type: begging call
Record-Description: Phylloscopus bonelli bonelli. Kammernaufnahmen. Auch Aufnahmen vom 21. Juni um 19 Uhr. 1.Aufnahme: Anfangs zwei Jungtiere im Alter von 13-14 Tagen, später ein einzelnes Tier. 2. Aufnahme: Einzelnes Jungtier bringt Bettellaute und Sperrlaute sowie Laute nach der Fütterung. MaAs: I.D.
Species: Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Recorded by: Killmaier
Record-Date: 28.07.1970
Locality: Zoologisches Institut Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Age: juvenile
Sex: male
Sound-type: atypical song
Record-Description: song (atypical); Details in German: Haus 6 OEZ 3. Stock. Phylloscopus trochilus trochilus "sylvestris" gekreuzt mit Phylloscopus collybita collybita. Männchen weiß-grün: Jugendgesänge. MaAs: B.S.
Species: Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 08.07.2007
Locality: Bernau, Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Waldgebiet nördlich des NSG Schönower Heide: Rufe eines Mäusebussards im Sitzen. Tier flog immer wieder kurze Strecken, setzte sich auf Kiefer und rief im Sitzen. Zeitweilig war ein zweites Tier zu sehen. Entfernung ca. 50 bis 100 m. Aufnahme um 20 dB verstärkt. Wohl gleiches Tier wie Buteo_buteo_DIG0083_05.
Species: Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 26.04.1969
Locality: Strausberg, Strausberg, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Herrensee. Männchen: Gesang. Zeitangabe: Aufnahmen von 8.30 bis 16.00 Uhr.
Species: Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 29.08.1992
Locality: Elk Island National Park, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Age: adult
Sound-type: knocking
Record-Description: Am See Nähe Zeltplatz "Sandy Beech": Klopfen an einer Birke und Flugrufe - Tier gesehen, Entfernung 15-20 m. Gleiche Aufnahme wie Picoides_villosus_V1906_21.
Species: Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 23.05.1976
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Güterloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Stukenbrock, Am Stallfeld. Männchen: Gesang.
Species: Wilson's Storm Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
Recorded by: Quillfeldt, Petra
Record-Date: 02.02.2012
Locality: Ile Verte, Kerguelen Islands, ,
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calling from nests.
Species: Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)
Recorded by: Skiba, Reinald
Record-Date: 14.04.1995
Locality: Beyenburger Stausee, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: song
Species: Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 23.07.1992
Locality: Bielefeld-Jöllenbeck, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Siek zwischen Häger und Jöllenbeck. Mischrufer.
Species: Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 25.07.1992
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: pair
Sound-type: duetting
Record-Description: call sequence, duet; Details in German: Rufreihen und Duette (Paar), zum Teil nach akustischer Stimulation (angesagt) (im Hof des Vogelhauses, anderes Paar als früher aufgenommen).
Species: Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 27.05.1985
Locality: Höxter, OT Ovenhausen, Höxter, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Nordöstlich Ovenhausen. Männchen (Ovenhausen 3): Gesang, Strophen mit ultra kurzem "zi".
Species: Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 02.04.1964
Locality: Wegfurt, Rhön, , Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Call and song; Details in German: Rufe und Gesang.
Species: Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 01.06.1982
Locality: Silberborn-Torfhaus, Holzminden, Niedersachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: flight song
Record-Description: song (Nuthatch imitation), flight song; Details in German: Fichtenaltholz an Lichtung. Gesang, Kleiber-Imitation, Triller. Fluggesang bei Position 01:13, 01:59.
Species: Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 04.05.2014
Locality: Hobrechtsfelder Rieselfelder, Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Gesang einer Dorngrasmücke im Gebüsch. Enfernung 6 bis 7m. Dazwischen Gesang einer Kohlmeise.
Species: Lion (Panthera leo)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 05.07.1969
Locality: Zoo Halle, Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: pair
Sound-type: call sequence
Record-Description: Paar: Rufreihen, er beginnt. Abstand: 20 m.
Species: Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 22.08.1989
Locality: Liepnitzsee, Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Rufe einer Blässralle. Ausschnitt aus Podiceps_cristatus_V1813_04.
Species: Common Swift (Apus apus)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 06.07.2008
Locality: Leipzig, Karl-Härting-Straße, , Sachsen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Trupp: Rufe. Daneben: Grünfink.
Species: European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 13.06.2008
Locality: Annaburger Heide, , Sachsen, Germany
Sound-type: wing flapping
Record-Description: song, instrumental sound, call; Details in German: Gesang, Flügelklatschen, Rufe. Daneben: Amsel, Singdrossel, Kuckuck.
Species: Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 04.06.2000
Locality: Lübars (Fließtal), Berlin-Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Gesang. Fortsetzung von Spur 1.
Species: Mindanao Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba crinigera)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 17.10.1998
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Kurzlaute, frequenzmoduliert. Daneben Celebestaube - Balzfolgen (Aufnahme 21, Position: 16:24-19:30 min), Schmalschnabelstar (Aufnahme 22, Position: 12:23-19:30 min).
Species: Australian dingo (Canis lupus f. dingo)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 24.10.1964
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: female
Sound-type: howling
Record-Description: Howling. Distance: 5 m. Recording took place between 14.00 and 17.00
Species: Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 28.07.1999
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call sequence
Record-Description: Rhinozeroshornvogel (B.r.borneoensis): Ende der Rufreihe.
Species: Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 10.10.2005
Locality: Zoo Halle, Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Kurzlaute.
Species: Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 25.05.1980
Locality: Hanstedt, Harburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Heide (Schutzgebiet) westlich von Hanstedt. Gesang, Fluggesang.
Species: Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala)
Recorded by: Lütgens, Hans
Record-Date: 30.09.1984
Locality: Vogelpark Walsrode, Heidekreis, Niedersachsen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls.
Species: Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Recorded by: Meyer, Hugo
Record-Date: 27.04.1961
Locality: Petershain, Niesky, Sachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Petershain - Ostteiche: Männchen - Rufreihen.
Species: Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 23.05.2013
Locality: Warsow, Demmin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Rufe eines Kuckucks.