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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: Grévy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 01.11.1959
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: call sequence
Record-Description: call sequence (simultaneously with donkey); Details in German: Hengst: Rufreihe, in das Schreien des Esels einfallend. Daneben Hausesel. Abstand: ca. 20 m. Aufnahmestufe 2.
Species: European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 05.04.1979
Locality: Hagnau, Bodenseekreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Wald ca. 3 km nördlich von Hagnau. Gesang.
Species: European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 31.12.1978
Locality: Bielefeld-Mitte, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Bielefeld, Am Tiefen Weg 15. Gesang. Datumsangabe: Januar/Februar 1979.
Species: Desert Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 03.06.1991
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: munching sound
Record-Description: Kurzlaute von Männchen.
Species: Great Tit (Parus major)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 30.05.2004
Locality: Bogensee, Bernau, Brandenburg, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Rufreihen. Waldschule Bogensee.
Species: Little Crake (Porzana parva)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 19.04.2011
Locality: Kützerhof, Demmin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: female
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Polder Große Rosin: Gesang eines weiblichen Kleinen Sumpfhuhnes. Entfernung ca. 20 m. Gleiches Tier wie Aufnahme Porzana_parva_DIG0118_11.
Species: Burrowing Parrot (Cyanoliseus patagonus)
Recorded by: Lütgens, Hans
Record-Date: 30.11.1977
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Sex: pair
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls.
Species: Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 22.12.1998
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: pair
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Paar: Laute, auf Beobachter bezogen. Daneben Stockente (Aufnahme 349, Position 18:11 - 22:09 min).
Species: Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 23.06.1974
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Südlich Jägerkrug (Furlbach-Gebiet). Gesang.
Species: Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
Recorded by: Wallschläger, Dieter
Record-Date: 10.08.1987
Locality: Penzin, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Weibchenfarbiger Gimpel: Rufe.
Species: Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 27.04.1964
Locality: Schweinsberg, Marburg, , Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Und andere Rallen
Species: Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 03.03.2010
Locality: Leipzig, Volkshain Stünz, , Sachsen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Trupp: Rufe, subsong. Daneben: Grünfink, Kleiber, starker Verkehrslärm, Rabenkrähe, Grünspecht, Gimpel "Tröter" Rufe, Buchfink, Buntspecht, menschliche Stimme.
Species: Northern Bat (Eptesicus nilssonii)
Recorded by: Skiba, Reinald
Record-Date: 30.06.1985
Locality: Bestwig, Hochsauerlandkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: call
Species: Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropterus)
Recorded by: Wallschläger, Dieter
Record-Date: 16.03.1981
Locality: Zoo Rostock, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: group
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Mehrere Tiere: diverse Rufe. Daneben Arakanga (Aufnahme 12) und Ararauna (Aufnahme 14).
Species: Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 30.05.1963
Locality: Erlangen, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bayern, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Brucker Lache: Sommergoldhähnchen: Gesang (unbearbeitet - pausenreich!).
Species: Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 10.11.1999
Locality: Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Wien, Wien, Austria
Age: adult
Sex: pair
Sound-type: beak clacking
Record-Description: beak clacking (male), call (pair); Details in German: Männchen: Schnabelgeräusch; da Männchen auf dem Nest des Weibchens (zwei Eier) Paarlaute.
Species: Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 24.05.2012
Locality: Warsow, Demmin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Polder Große Rosin bei Warsow: Rufe einer Lachmöwe im Flug. Ausschnitt aus der Weißbartseeschwalben-Aufnahme Chlidonias_hybrida_DIG0148_11.
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 10.06.1982
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: pair
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: call and alarm call (female), alarm call and song (male); Details in German: Stukenbrock, Detmolder Straße, südlich Hof Schmidt. Weibchen: "jüp, zie, jüi, tzick, bit", Alarm; Männchen (Rot/Gelb Gelb): Alarm, Gesang. Jungtiere im Hintergrund mit Bettelrufen.
Species: Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 10.08.2005
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Dorfweber, als Textorweber bezeichnet: Diverse Lautformen. Technisch bedingtes Brummen/Rauschen in der Aufnahme!!!
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 (anderes Tier als in Aufnahme 2 und 3): Gesang, letzte Strophen im Fluggesang, Entfernung ca. 10 m.
Species: Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 26.08.2007
Locality: Schladebacher Kiesgruben, , Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Sound-type: flight call
Record-Description: Flugruf. Daneben: Star, menschliche Stimme, Amsel.
Species: Orange-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga canicularis)
Recorded by: Lütgens, Hans
Record-Date: 31.03.1985
Locality: Vogelpark Walsrode, Heidekreis, Niedersachsen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls.
Species: Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 15.04.1987
Locality: Amalienpark, Berlin-Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Rufreihen.
Species: Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 25.04.1973
Locality: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Maximilianstraße, Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Gesang mit Imitation von Blaumeise und Kleiber.
Species: Caracal (Caracal caracal)
Recorded by: TSA
Record-Date: 10.08.1959
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: hiss
Record-Description: Hissing before feeding time. Distance 0.5m.
Species: Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 12.10.2007
Locality: Bösewig, , Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Trupp: Rufe. Daneben: Verkehrslärm, Kranich.
Species: Great Tit (Parus major)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 30.11.1976
Locality: Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Aufnahme 1977, Garten, Kaiserslautern: Gesang "zidä".
Species: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida)
Recorded by: Barthel, Peter
Record-Date: 29.05.2012
Locality: Wadi Lahami, Al-Bahr al-ahmar, , Egypt
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Iduna pallida alulensis: Gesang.
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 01.06.1964
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Güterloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: An der Düne (Furlbach-Gebiet). Band 2A: Männchen: Gesang. Keine genaue Datumsangabe: Mai/Juni 1964. Technische Störung
Species: Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 03.02.2002
Locality: Katinger Watt, Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: group
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Gruppe: Rufe, daneben Graugans.
Species: Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 08.03.2008
Locality: Leipzig, Volkshain Stünz, , Sachsen, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Gesang. Daneben: Stockente, Gimpel, Kernbeißer, Kleiber, Kohlmeise, Buchfink, Ringeltaube, Verkehrslärm, menschliche Stimme.
Species: Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 23.06.1974
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Stukenbrock, Furlbach-Gebiet. Gesang.
Species: Kea (Nestor notabilis)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 28.11.2001
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call sequence
Record-Description: Einzelnes Tier: Rufreihe (zwei Lauttypen), kontinuierlich aufgenommen. Sehr gute Aufnahmequalität!!!
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 05.06.1980
Locality: Greven, OT Schmedehausen, Steinfurt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Hüttruper Heide. Männchen (Hüttrup 4): Gesang.
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 01.06.1965
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Güterloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: alarm call
Record-Description: Waldrand nördlich Hof Hachmann (Furlbach-Gebiet). Männchen: Warnen. Band 2B, keine genaue Datumsangabe: Mai/Juni 1965.
Species: Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Recorded by: Skiba, Reinald
Record-Date: 18.03.1995
Locality: Remscheid, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: call, song
Species: Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
Recorded by: Meyer, Hugo
Record-Date: 18.04.1963
Locality: Hohendubrau - Dauban, Niederschl. Oberlausitzkreis, Sachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: aerial display
Record-Description: instrumental (‘bleating'); Details in German: Band M 5a. Lichteteich bei Dauban: Bekassine - Männchen ("Meckern") und Wasserralle im Hintergrund.
Species: Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 27.07.2008
Locality: Mieste, Bahnanlage, , Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Rufe. Daneben: Rumpeln, Haussperling, Mäusebussard.
Species: African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 24.10.1964
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany
Age: diverse
Sex: female
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Laute der Altkuh gegen Beobachter, dann jüngere Kuh bei Annäherung der alten, dann wieder die Altkuh gegen Beobachter. Abstand ca. 10 m. Aufnahme von 14.00 bis 17.00 Uhr.
Species: Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 04.05.1991
Locality: Berli-Pfuhl, Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: pair
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls.
Species: Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 01.05.1986
Locality: Genfersee, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Aufnahme Mai 1986: Gesang mit Imitation von Stieglitz und Schwanzmeise.
Species: Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 05.07.1989
Locality: Karower Teiche, Berlin-Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Age: juvenile
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Rufe junger Rohrweihen im Schilf. Tiere nicht gesehen. Später wurde aber beobachtet, wie genau an der Stelle ein Rohrweihenweibchen landete.
Species: Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta)
Recorded by: Ernst, Stephan
Record-Date: 14.05.2014
Locality: Pridvorje, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Croatia
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Gesang.
Species: Domestic dog (Canis lupus f. familiaris)
Recorded by: Löhn, Janet & Berger, Anne
Record-Date: 18.03.1992
Locality: Birken-Honigsessen, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Age: diverse
Sex: diverse
Sound-type: cackle
Record-Description: Dingo-Shiba Bitch: yapping to repel male. Puppies (three days old)whimpering and Persian dog barking in the background. At Haustierbiologische Station Wolfswinkel.
Species: American Bison (Bison bison)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 07.11.1959
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: female
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Kuh: Brüllen vor Einlass. Abstand ca. 20 m.
Species: European Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 17.03.2002
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Rufreihen, daneben Graukopfstieglitz (C.c.caniceps). Am Anfang der Aufnahme technische Probleme (Brummen)!!!
Species: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 30.11.1976
Locality: Oberstdorf, Oberallgäu, Bayern, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Aufnahme 1977, Oberstdorf, vom Balkon aus: Tschilpen.
Species: Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 27.01.1968
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: female
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Sumatratiger. Rufe des Mutter-Weibchens, liegt auf dem Brett. Aufnahmezeit: 10.00-13.30 Uhr.
Species: Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 29.04.2008
Locality: Kützerhof, Demmin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Nordwestufer des Kummerower Sees: 3 Rufreihen einer Rohrdommel im Schilfgürtel des Sees vom Damm aus aufgenommen. See ist durch Weidengebüsch abgeschirmt. Tier nicht gesehen. Pausen geschnitten. Entfernung ca. 50 m. Gleiches Tier wie Botaurus_stellaris_DIG0104_01.
Species: Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 12.05.2008
Locality: Hobrechtsfelder Rieselfelder, Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Auf Gelände des großen Reinigungsteiches, in der Spitze einer Birke: Gesang einer Dorngrasmücke. Tier deutlich gesehen. Am Schluss auch Fluggesang. Entfernung ca. 6 m. Gleiches Tier wie Sylvia_communis_DIG0092_07.