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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
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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: Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 17.03.1979
Locality: Bad Salzuflen, OT Bexten , Lippe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Bexter Wald. Gesang.
Species: Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
Recorded by: Russig, Holger
Record-Date: 27.06.1995
Locality: Halbinsel Kindo, Poyakonda, , Russia
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Eremejew-Bucht: Gesang mit deutlichem Endteil.Singt in ca. 10 m hohem Kiefern-Birken-Bestand. Entfernung ca. 20 m.
Species: Great Bustard (Otis tarda)
Recorded by: Lütgens, Hans
Record-Date:
Locality: Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Wien, , Austria
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls of a 2 years old rooster and a 4 years old hen.
Species: Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 09.06.1990
Locality: Horn-Bad Meinberg, OT Belle, Lippe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: diverse
Sex: diverse
Sound-type: begging call
Record-Description: begging call (juveniles), guard call and call (adults), call (juvenile); Details in German: Beller Holz, Höhle ca. 500 m nordwestlich Entenkrug in Totholz östlich des Aabaches. Juvenile: Betteln, quieken, klopfen, quietschen, "tschick". Paar: "tuitt" Partnerrufe, Fütterung, Alarm, Männchen: "gick, gyk", "tschick tschek", Weibchen: Partnerrufe, "gyk". Aufnahmen von 11.15 bis 12.20 Uhr.
Species: Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 30.11.1976
Locality: Oberstdorf, Oberallgäu, Bayern, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Oberstdorf 1977, Balkon: Gesang.
Species: Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)
Recorded by: Lütgens, Hans
Record-Date: 30.09.1981
Locality: Vogelpark Walsrode, Heidekreis, Niedersachsen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls.
Species: Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 30.06.1976
Locality: Feldberg, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Mecklenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Buchenwald am Haussee. Gesang.
Species: Great Tit (Parus major)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 30.11.1975
Locality: Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: song
Species: Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 23.05.1982
Locality: Wildeshausen , Oldenburg, Niedersachen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Lichter Kiefernwald, Kleinenknetener Steingräber. Männchen (Wildeshausen 7): Gesang.
Species: Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 09.05.1972
Locality: Illmitz, Burgenland, , Austria
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: song
Species: Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)
Recorded by: Luchterhand, Steffen
Record-Date: 16.11.2004
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: rattle
Record-Description: Schlangenhaus: Schwarzschwanz-Waldklapperschlange: 2 Tiere mit Stöcken von zwei Pflegerinnen gereizt, reagieren mit Klappern und Vorschnellen. Abstand 1-2 m.
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 26.05.1980
Locality: Schneverdingen, OT Schülern, Soltau-Fallingbostel, Niedersachen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Nordöstlich Schülernbrockhof. Männchen (Schneverdingen 1): Gesang, Walsroder-Dialekt.
Species: Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
Recorded by: Görlitz, Stefan
Record-Date: 17.05.2013
Locality: Berlin-Neukölln, Berlin-Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Körnerpark: Song of a Common Nightingal. Same bird as Luscinia_megarhynchos_DIG0178_01 to Luscinia_megarhynchos_DIG0178_04.
Species: Common Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 19.04.2009
Locality: Störmthaler Tagebau, , Sachsen, Germany
Sound-type: flight call
Record-Description: Flugruf. Daneben: Feldlerche, Verkehrslärm, Klappergrasmücke, Wiesenpieper.
Species: Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 11.06.1984
Locality: Höxter, OT Ovenhausen, Höxter, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: flight song
Record-Description: song (Nuthatch imitation), flight song; Details in German: Ca. 500 m südwestlich von Ovenhausen, Habitat: Halbtrockenrasen mit Sträuchern und Bäumen. Männchen (HX 8/Ovenhausen 4): Gesang, Fluggesang, trillert, Kleiber-Imitation.
Species: Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Recorded by: Schneider
Record-Date: 21.06.1965
Locality: Zoologisches Institut Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Age: juvenile
Sex: group
Sound-type: begging call
Record-Description: Sperrlaute am 27. u. 28. Tag. Fortsetzung von Fa_N0291_Phylloscopus_collybita_064. Son.296/coll.102
Species: Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 05.05.2001
Locality: Teerofenbrücke, Uckermark, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: An der Teerofenbrücke - in Ufervegetation an einem Altarm der Oder (gleiches Tier wie in Aufnahme 2 - nach Wechsel der Mikrofonbatterie): Gesang. Tier nicht gesehen, Entfernung ca. 10 m.
Species: Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 22.02.1966
Locality: Häsle, Ostalbkreis, , Germany
Sound-type: call
Species: Turquoise-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 21.03.1998
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Blaustirnamazone (A.a.aestiva): Laute zweier Tiere, interagierend (Entfernung 3 - 4 m).
Species: Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 26.07.1964
Locality: Karower Teiche, Berlin-Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: alarm call
Record-Description: Alarm calls.
Species: European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 01.05.2004
Locality: Lübars, Benekendorffstraße, Berlin-Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Langlaute und Lautfolgen.
Species: Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Recorded by: Schneider
Record-Date: 27.05.1964
Locality: Volierenanlage, Zoologisches Institut Universität Tübingen, Tübingen , Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: atypical song
Record-Description: Männchen (rechts rot, links gelb/grün), geschlüpft am 26.06.1963, Eigenaufzucht. Mit Phylloscopus collybita Weibchen (rechts blau, links lila) in Voliere Nr. II. Aufnahme mit Parabolspiegel-Mikrofon.
Species: Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 18.05.2008
Locality: Leipzig, Park Dölitz-Dösen, , Sachsen, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Gesang. Daneben: Haushund, Verkehrslärm, menschliche Stimme, Star, Haushuhn, Haussperling, Zilpzalp, Amsel.
Species: Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 08.04.1989
Locality: Zoo Halle, Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Sex: male
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Schwarzer Panther: Männchen Rufreihen.
Species: Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 16.05.1986
Locality: Lübbecke, Minden-Lübbecke, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Reineberg, gegenüber auf Bauernhaus. Gesang.
Species: Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 26.09.1983
Locality: Loddin, Wolgast, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Rufe. Loddiner Höft (Halbinsel im Achterwasser). Frisch gemähte Wiese. Zwei Exemplare fliegen hin und her, daneben: Nebelkrähen, Mückenschwarm und überfliegende Bachstelze.
Species: Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 17.08.2005
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call sequence
Record-Description: Rufreihen.
Species: Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Recorded by: Meyer, Hugo
Record-Date:
Locality: Breitlache/Niederspree, Niesky, Sachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Rufe, daneben Graugänse und Stockente.
Species: Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 28.03.2005
Locality: Schönow, Bernau, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Wald zwischen Schönow und Waldfrieden, Kiefernbestand: Rufe.
Species: Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 17.08.2005
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Lautfolgen. Fälschlicherweise als Veilchenkappenfruchttaube - Ptilinopus coronulatus angesagt.
Species: Western Bonelli's Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli)
Recorded by: Sapper and Schneider
Record-Date: 09.05.1964
Locality: über Lio (Ostpyrenäen) und beim Col de Milléres , Pyrénées-Orientales, Prades, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Phylloscopus bonelli bonelli. Gewöhnliche Gesänge. Auch Aufnahmen vom 09.05.1964, im Hintergrund eine Nachtigall. Son.801/bon.22
Species: Mississippi alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Recorded by: Luchterhand, Steffen
Record-Date: 07.04.2006
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: contact call
Record-Description: Krokodil-Haus: Hechtalligator bzw. Mississippi-Alligator (Männchen): zu hören sind Begegnungslaute und Atemgeräusch, dazwischen Wasserplätschern während mehrerer Kopulationsversuche. Die ursprünglich ungekürzte Aufnahme wurde zwischen Position 00:04:12 und 00:17:48 sowie 00:19:01 und 00:32:07 geschnitten.
Species: Eurasian Elk (Alces alces)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 02.10.2007
Locality: Groß Schönebeck, Bernau , Brandenburg, Germany
Age: diverse
Sex: female
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: call (adult and juvenile); Details in German: Wildpark Schorfheide: Rufe einer sechsjährigen Elchkuh und kurz eines Kalbes während der Fütterung. Die Elchbrunft ist im Abklingen. Entfernung ca. 5 m. Im Hintergrund Rauschen eines Wasserschlauches.
Species: European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 27.06.2004
Locality: Lübars, Berlin-Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Gesang (längere Strecke, zusammenhängend) mit interessanten Varianten. Fortsetzung auf Spur 2.
Species: Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 25.08.1999
Locality: Insel Mednyi, Petropavlovsk-Kamtschatka, , Russia
Age: adult
Sex: diverse
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Kap Drowjanskoi (Glinka): Wa-Laute von Polarfuchsfähe (Alopex lagopus) links Grün/Rot 29 (ad. Fähe laktierend), im Anschluss an vorangegangene Aufnahme Entfernung minimal 2 m.
Species: Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Recorded by: Meyer, Hugo
Record-Date:
Locality: , , Sachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Band M 5a. Teichgeräusche, u.a. Rothalstaucher und Bläßhühner, dazwischen Pistolenschüsse.
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 22.05.1991
Locality: Mühlenfließ, OT Niederwerbig, Postdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Kiefernaltholz zur Feldflur. Gesang: Fläming-Dialekt, verschiedene Strophentypen.
Species: Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 19.05.1970
Locality: Horn-Bad Meinberg, OT Billerbeck, Lippe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: NSG Norderteich. Männchen: Gesang. Teilweise starke Störgeräusche!!!
Species: Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 17.05.1960
Locality: Zoo Hannover, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Sound-type: snorting
Record-Description: snort, call; Details in German: Kamtschatkabär (Sibirischer Braunbär): beim Spiel, Abstand 5m.
Species: Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 05.04.1976
Locality: Oberstdorf, Oberallgäu, Bayern, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Weg zur Gaisalpe, Oberstdorf: Rufe.
Species: Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 04.05.1980
Locality: Schieder-Schwalenberg , Lippe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Schwalenberger Mörth. Männchen (Schwalenberger Mörth): Gesang.
Species: Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 16.06.1976
Locality: Feldberg - Koldenhof, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Mecklenburg, Germany
Age: subadult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Am Dolgensee, Buchenwald. Junges flügges Exemplar: Rufe.
Species: Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 13.01.2013
Locality: Schönow, Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Clearing in the northwestern part of the nature reserve "Schönower Heide", surrounded by pines: Calls of jays. Animals were seen. Distance 20 to 50 m.
Species: Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 25.10.2007
Locality: Kunitz, , Thüringen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Rufe. Daneben: Saatkrähe, Dohle, Verkehrslärm.
Species: Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 05.03.1975
Locality: Ehrwald, Reutte, Tirol, Austria
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Aufnahme 5.3 - 9.3.1975, Ehrwald-Obermoos, Parkplatz, Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Tixen.
Species: Thick-billed Parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha)
Recorded by: Lütgens, Hans
Record-Date: 30.11.1969
Locality: Zoo Köln, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls.
Species: Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 04.07.1976
Locality: Feldberg - Koldenhof, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Mecklenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Buchenniederwald (Warsberge). Gesang. Selbe Exemplar wie Sylvia_borin_V1311c_26.
Species: European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 30.11.1981
Locality: Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Aufnahme vermutlich Sommer 1982, Garten, Kaiserslautern: Gesang mit Imitation von Haubenmeise und Blaumeise.
Species: White-crested Hornbill (Tropicranus albocristatus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 25.07.2002
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: pair
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Paar: diverse Lautformen.
Species: Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 30.05.2004
Locality: Bogensee, Bernau, Brandenburg, Germany
Sound-type: flight call
Record-Description: Flugrufe und "Sitzruf" am Stamm - in größerer Entfernung. Waldschule Bogensee.