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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: Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)
Recorded by: TSA
Record-Date: 19.04.1963
Locality: Fangschleuse, Fürstenwalde, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Rufe (Hintergrund: Baumpieper).
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: Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 26.12.1960
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: trumpet call
Record-Description: Trompeten, daneben Afrikanischer Elefant "Mondula".
Species: Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 17.05.1964
Locality: Illmitz, Burgenland, , Austria
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: call
Species: Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 16.03.2013
Locality: Kremmen, Oberhavel, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Flugrufe eines Mäusebussards. Tier gesehen.
Species: Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 01.05.1999
Locality: Lübars (Fließtal), Berlin-Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Rufe, daneben Amsel (Position 9:30 - 10:51 min) und Goldammer (Aufnahme 18, Position 9:39 - 11:16 min).
Species: Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 13.09.1991
Locality: Jasper National Park, Alberta, Alberta, Canada
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Lake Maligne: Rufe. Im Hintergrund Kolkrabe. Das Tier ist identisch mit Tamiasciurus_hudsonicus_V1850_06.
Species: European Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 01.04.2005
Locality: Schönow, Bernau, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Friedhof Schönow: 4 Rufreihen. Tier gesehen. Zum Teil gut. Fälschlicherweise als Grauspecht angesagt.
Species: Garganey (Anas querquedula)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 23.04.1981
Locality: Bad Füssing, OT Aufhausen, Passau, Bayern, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Calls.
Species: Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 28.06.1970
Locality: Rietberg , Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Rietberger Fischteiche. Rufe. Daneben Rohrammer.
Species: Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 13.04.1990
Locality: Beuren, Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Albtrauf, Klingenteichfels. Ruf.
Species: Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 20.02.1977
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: female
Sound-type: snorting
Record-Description: Sumatratiger, anderes Weibchen als Aufnahme 3: Prusten vor Herrn RAMMONAT, Abstand 0,50 m.
Species: Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 27.04.1968
Locality: Bielefeld-Mitte, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: song (imitation of human whistling); Details in German: Bielefeld, Fröbelstraße 92. Männchen auf dem Haus: Gesang, einmal Pfeifmotiv. Technische Störung (Knistern).
Species: Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Recorded by: TSA
Record-Date: 15.09.1959
Locality: Zoo Leipzig, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Age: juvenile
Sound-type: cry
Record-Description: Tiger, Junge, Kreischen, Abstand 3-4 m.
Species: Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 24.05.1992
Locality: Horn-Bad Meinberg, OT Belle, Lippe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Beller Holz, Revier "Forstweg". Gesang. Daneben Habicht.
Species: Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 30.11.1973
Locality: Schmelz, , Saarland, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Aufnahme Frühjahr 1974, Hundedressurplatz, Schmelz: Gesang "zizi".
Species: Brown Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 16.01.1971
Locality: Zoo Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: female
Sound-type: jawbone-sounds
Record-Description: Female jaw noises. Other females sitting upright, cackling/laughing, whistling, baring teeth. The keeper and observer are in the keeper's area. Recording took place between 9.30 and 11.30.
Species: European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 15.04.1977
Locality: Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Garten Nachbar Huberti, Kaiserslautern: Gesang.
Species: Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Recorded by: Brunner, Thomas
Record-Date: 30.11.1966
Locality: Mirnock, Villach-Land, Kärnten, Austria
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Song of a song thrush.
Species: Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 15.06.1973
Locality: Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Stukenbrock, Furlbach-Gebiet. Männchen: Gesang (Buchfink 62-10 - Bezeichnung des Autors). Ungenaue Datumsangabe: 15. bis 20.06.1973.
Species: Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 18.06.1983
Locality: Altenbeken, Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Egge-Kamm bei Altenbeken, zwischen Straße nach Langeland und "Schwarzem Kreuz" und weiter bis Hochspannungsmasten, Fichtenforst. Männchen (Egge 3): Gesang, Egge-Dialekt, ohne Zusatz in der 3. Phrase.
Species: Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni)
Recorded by: Fimpel, Sandra
Record-Date: 30.01.2002
Locality: Queen Elizabeth National Park, , , Uganda
Age: juvenile
Sex: group
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Gruppe Zirkel: beim Baden am Strand. Jungtiere gehen rum und schreien z.T. Warzenschweine an, die auch da sind. Bei ca. 210 sec.: Jungtier.
Species: Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 30.04.1993
Locality: Turgut, Marmaris, , Turkey
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Am Wasserfall (Selale): Gesang - 4 Strophen. Entfernung ca. 100 m, Tier nicht gesehen.
Species: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 25.07.1976
Locality: Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Garten, Kaiserslautern: Gesang.
Species: Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 30.11.1963
Locality: Erlangen, Erlangen, Bayern, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Erlangen, Tennenloher Wald, Brucker Lache. Männchen: Gesang (Vorbild(er) der Gartengrasmücke). Ungenaue Datumsangabe: 1964. Band im Original teilweise in 19 cm/s und 38 cm/s aufgenommen. Diese Aufnahme im Original zunächst 19 cm/s und die letzten beiden Strophen in 38 cm/s.
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
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: Hof Stall (Furlbach-Gebiet). Männchen (H 74): vier-phrasig, NRW-Dialekt (Nordrhein-Westfalen-Dialekt) und ER-Dialekt (Erlanger-Dialekt).
Species: Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni)
Recorded by: Fimpel, Sandra
Record-Date: 18.02.2002
Locality: Queen Elizabeth National Park, , , Uganda
Sex: group
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Gruppe Zirkel: Bache "Zebra" Gruppengemurmel.
Species: Rüppell's Fox (Vulpes rueppellii)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 09.04.1983
Locality: Zoo Halle, Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Age: diverse
Sex: diverse
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: drinking, calls of adults and juveniles; Details in German: Weibchen: Bellstrophe, Trinken, Muffwinseln u.a. in den Bau mit den Jungen gehend. Dann der Rüde Trinken, Bellmuffen; Winselmuffen, beide trinkend. Dazwischen Erregungsrufe einer Amsel. Winseln adulter Tiere im Nebengehege, innen, nichts gesehen. Rüde mit Fleisch im Maul, Muffwinseln, geht in den Bau. Vorher noch Welpenlaute aus dem Bau kommend. Fortsetzung von Vulpes_rueppellii_V1522_16_1.
Species: Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 21.06.1996
Locality: Halbinsel Kindo, Poyakonda, , Russia
Age: subadult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Botanischer Garten der Biologischen Station der MGU: Rufe einer Wacholderdrossel. Tier gesehen.
Species: Common Swift (Apus apus)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 27.05.2001
Locality: Saint Rémy de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Age: adult
Sex: group
Sound-type: flight call
Record-Description: Flugrufe, im Hintergrund Mittelmeerlaubfrosch.
Species: Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
Recorded by: Skiba, Reinald
Record-Date: 11.06.1985
Locality: Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Goslar, Niedersachsen , Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: song
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: Ca. 500 m südwestlich von Ovenhausen, Habitat: Halbtrockenrasen mit Sträuchern und Bäumen. Männchen (HX 10/Ovenhausen 6): Gesang, Fluggesang, trillert. Fortsetzung von Anthus_trivialis_Co0137_09.
Species: Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 07.10.1988
Locality: Zoo Berlin, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Rotbrustnektarvogel - Chalcomitra senegalensis (bei Tembrock). Lautfolgen.
Species: Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 20.02.2005
Locality: Schönow, Bernau, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sound-type: flight call
Record-Description: Waldgebiet zwischen Schönow und Waldfrieden: Rufe im Überflug.
Species: Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 31.01.1965
Locality: Tierpark Berlin, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: female
Sound-type: growling
Record-Description: growl; Details in German: Ostsibirischer Tiger, Abwehrlaute des Weibchens gegen das Männchen, Abstand: ca. 15 m.
Species: Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Recorded by: Brunner, Thomas
Record-Date: 30.04.1999
Locality: Maria Seesal, Amstetten, Niederösterreich, Austria
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Song of a song thrush.
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: European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
Recorded by: Franke, Patrick
Record-Date: 24.08.2007
Locality: Leipzig, Brückenstrasse, , Sachsen, Germany
Age: juvenile
Sound-type: begging call
Record-Description: Bettellaut. Daneben: Rauchschwalbe, menschliche Stimme, Verkehrslärm, Gewöhnliche Strauchschrecke.
Species: Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)
Recorded by: Krey, Winfried
Record-Date: 01.04.1971
Locality: El Chorro, Andalusien, , Spain
Sound-type: song
Species: Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 26.05.1990
Locality: Bielefeld-Schildesche, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Bielefeld-Schildesche. Gesang.
Species: Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus)
Recorded by: Wallschläger, Dieter
Record-Date: 03.06.1983
Locality: Tereldsh, Ulaanbaatar, Töw-Aimag, Mongolia
Age: adult
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Hangwald. Zwei Ruftypen, dazwischen Grüner Laubsänger.
Species: Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Recorded by: Tretzel, Erwin
Record-Date: 27.04.1973
Locality: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Pfeiffer-Alm, am Waldrand, Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Gesang.
Species: Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus)
Recorded by: Ernst, Stephan
Record-Date: 30.06.1996
Locality: Dshulu-Kulj, Rajon Mongun Tajga, , Russia
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Männchen: Gesang (4. Exemplar), im Hintergrund Rotschenkel und Zitronenstelze.
Species: Chorthippus biguttulus (Chorthippus biguttulus)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 12.08.1990
Locality: Mühlenbecker Land, OT Summt, Oberhavel, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: imago
Sex: male
Sound-type: stridulation
Record-Description: Wald bei Summt, Waldrand. Stridulation.
Species: Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 25.04.2006
Locality: Lübars, Benekendorffstraße, Berlin-Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Gesang (anderes Exemplar als in Aufnahme 11).
Species: Brown Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum)
Recorded by: Tembrock, Günter
Record-Date: 06.04.1991
Locality: Zoo Halle, Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: pair
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Lautfolgen von Paar.
Species: Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceum)
Recorded by: Kley, Herdis
Record-Date: 26.01.2012
Locality: Singapur, , , Singapore
Age: adult
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Abstieg vom Summit, Main Rd. Banded Woodpecker: Rufe.
Species: Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Recorded by: Conrads, Klaus
Record-Date: 25.05.1980
Locality: Bevensen, OT Altenmedingen, Uelzen, Niedersachsen, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: song
Record-Description: Zwischen Elbe-Seitenkanal und Altenmedingen. Gesang: Wendland-Dialekt. Vergleich Emberiza_hortulana_Co0109_01.
Species: Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria)
Recorded by: Ernst, Stephan
Record-Date: 10.07.1999
Locality: Tschajbek-Kolj, , Altai Republic, Russia
Age: diverse
Sex: diverse
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: SW ozero Tschabek-Kolj: Alarm calls of adult birds and scared calls of fully fledged young bird.
Species: Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)
Recorded by: Frommolt, Karl-Heinz
Record-Date: 13.04.2006
Locality: Hobrechtsfelder Rieselfelder, Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany
Age: adult
Sex: male
Sound-type: call
Record-Description: In der Nähe zur Straße zwischen Schönow und Gorinsee: Rufe eines Männchens. Ruft in einer alten Eiche. Entfernung 10 m. Tier gesehen.