Know : A Big List of Animal Sounds

Here is a big list of how we call the sounds of Animals in English. If you want to know how they call the sounds in any other language, please use this useful website What is Called

Alligators hiss, grunt, roar, quak,
Antelopes snort,
Anteaters hrow, Lesser Anteater.jpg
Badgers growl,
Bats screech, Big-eared-townsend-fledermaus.jpg
Bears growl, groan, moan, roar,
Bees hum, buzz, Honeybee landing on milkthistle02.jpg
Beetles drone, click, Drawing-1.png
Birds chirrup, chirp, twitter, tweet, sing, whistle, Bird Diversity 2013.png
Bitterns boom,  American Bittern Seney NWR 1.jpg
Blackbirds whistle, Common Blackbird (turdus merula).jpg
Bonobos chirp, squeal, screech, shriek, squeak, hoot, Bonobo 0155.jpg
Calves bleat,
Camels grunt, 2011 Trampeltier 1528.JPG
Capuchins chirp, chatter, trill, Capuchin Costa Rica.jpg
Cats mew, purr, meow, miaow, hiss, yowl, screech, caterwaul, Cat poster 2.jpg
Chaffinch ow, Chaffinch (fringilla coelebs) m.jpg
Chickens cluck, cackle, bock, chirp, crow, screech, peep, cockadoodledoo, Female pair.jpg
Chimpanzees pant-hoot, grunt, scream, chatter, screech, bark, Pan troglodytes (male).jpg
Chinchillas squeak, Standardchinchilla.jpg
Cicadas chirp, Tibicen linnei.jpg
Cows moo, low, bawl (calf), bellow, CH cow 2.jpg
Coyotes yelp, cry, snarl, 2009-Coyote-Yosemite.jpg
Crickets chirp, creak,
Crows caw, cah, Corvus-brachyrhynchos-001.jpg
Cuckoos coo, cuckoo,
Curlews pipe, Curlew - natures pics.jpg
Deer bell,
Dingos bark, cry, Dingo walking.jpg
Dogs bark, woof, arf, bay, bow-wow, howl, yap, YellowLabradorLooking new.jpg
Dolphins click, Bottlenose Dolphin KSC04pd0178.jpg
Donkeys bray, hee-haw, Donkey 1 arp 750px.jpg
Doves coo-coo, Rock dove - natures pics.jpg
Ducks quack, Bucephala-albeola-010.jpg
Eagles scream,  
Elephants trumpet, roar, moan, rumble,
Emus drum, Emu-wild.jpg
Falcons chant, Brown-Falcon,-Vic,-3.1.2008.jpg
Ferrets dook, Ferret 2008.png
Flies buzz, hum, Diptera1.jpg
Foxes bark, yelp, simper, Fuzzy Freddy.jpg
Frogs croak, ribbit, gribbit, Caerulea3 crop.jpg
Geese cackle, gobble, hiss, honk, quack,
Gibbons whoop, chirp, screech, wail, Hylobates lar pair of white and black 01.jpg
Giraffes bleat,
Goats bleat, baa, Hausziege 04.jpg
Gorillas hoot, bark, grunt, whine, pock, pant, Male gorilla in SF zoo.jpg
Grasshoppers chirp, Young grasshopper on grass stalk02.jpg
Guinea pigs squeak, Two adult Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus).jpg
Hamsters squeak, Syrian hamster filling his cheek pouches with Dandelion leaves.JPG
Hares squeak, Hare.jpg
Hens cackle, cluck Female pair.jpg
Hermit crabs chirp,
Hippopotamuses bellow, rumble, roar, growl, Hippopotamus - 04.jpg
Hogs grunt, snort, Female pair.jpg
Horses neigh, snort, whinny, nicker, sputter, Nokota Horses cropped.jpg
Humans whisper, hum, whistle, cry, scream, sing, talk, moan, laugh, sputter, mimic other animals, coo, Akha cropped hires.JPG
Hummingbirds hum, twitter, Archilochus-alexandri-002-edit.jpg
Hyenas laugh, scream, whoop,
Jackals gecker, howl, Jackal Cape cross 2009.JPG
Jays chatter, screech, Garrulus glandarius 1 Luc Viatour.jpg
Kangaroos chortle,
Koalas scream, bellow, wail, Koala climbing tree.jpg
Komodo dragons growl, snarl, hiss, Komodo dragon with tongue.jpg
Lambs bleat, baa, Flock of sheep.jpg
Larks sing, warble, Alauda arvensis 2.jpg
Linnets chuckle, Carduelis cannabina -England -male-8.jpg
Lions roar, growl, Lion waiting in Namibia.jpg
Llamas maw, Llama lying down.jpg
Magpies chatter,
Mice squeak and squeal, Мышь 2.jpg
Monkeys chatter, gecker, gibber, whoop, screech,
Moose bellow, Moose superior.jpg
Mosquitoes whine, Mosquito 2007-2.jpg
Narwhals squeal,
Nightingales pipe, sing, warble, Nachtigall (Luscinia megarhynchos)-2.jpg
Okapis cough, bellow, Okapia johnstoni -Marwell Wildlife, Hampshire, England-8a.jpg
Orangutans Groan, grunt, smooch, wheeze, chirp, squeal, sputter, Orang Utan, Semenggok Forest Reserve, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.JPG
Ostriches chirp, bark, hiss, low hum, Ostriches cape point cropped 2.jpg
Owls hoot, scream, screech, shriek Athene noctua (cropped).jpg
Oxen bellow, low,
Parrots mimic a variety of sounds, screech, squawk,
Peacocks scream, Paonroue.JPG
Peafowls scream,
Pigs snort, grunt, squeal, oink, Sow with piglet.jpg
Pigeons coo, Rock dove - natures pics.jpg
Porpoises whistle, click Harbor.Porpoise.4.jpg
Prairie dogs bark,
Puffins chirp, Puffin002.jpg
Queleas chatter,
Rabbits squeak, drum, growl (when cornered) Rabbit in montana.jpg
Raccoons trill, Raccoon climbing in tree - Cropped and color corrected.jpg
Rats squeak, eek, brux, Rattus norvegicus 1.jpg
Ravens croak,
Rhinoceros bellow, Diceros bicornis.jpg
Robins chirp, Rouge gorge familier - crop (WB correction).jpg
Rooks caw, Corvus frugilegus -Dartmoor, Devon, England-8.jpg
Roosters crow,
Seagulls scream, squawk, mew Seagull in flight by Jiyang Chen.jpg
Seals bark, Pinniped collage.png
Sheep bleat, baa,
Snakes hiss, Coast Garter Snake.jpg
Sparrows chirp, twitter, House Sparrow mar08.jpg
Squirrels squeak, chatter, click,
Stags bellow, Red deer stag 2009 denmark.jpg
Swallows twitter, squeal, Red-rumpedSwallow01.jpg
Swans cry, Cygnus olor 2 (Marek Szczepanek).jpg
Tapirs whistle, squeak, Tapirus terrestris.jpg
Tigers growl, roar, snarl, Tiger in the water.jpg
Thrushes whistle, sing, American Robin 0025.jpg
Tokay Geckos croak, Tokay.jpg
Turkeys gobble, 2006-ca-turkey.jpg
Vervets chirp, chatter, grunt, bark, coo, sputter,
Vultures scream, Eagle beak sideview A.jpg
Walruses groan, Noaa-walrus22.jpg
Whales sing, Eubalaena glacialis with calf.jpg
Wolves howl, cry, yell, Wolf, voor de natuur, Saxifraga - Jan Nijendijk.5097.jpg
Wrens trill, warble, Cistothorus palustris Iona.jpg
Yaks low, moan, Bos grunniens at Letdar on Annapurna Circuit.jpg
Zebras whinny, whoop,

Note : The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject says Wikipedia

Courtesy and Source : Wikipedia

Earth Our Home Too : Parrots

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The parrot is a medium sized group of birds, with the parrot being best known for it’s extremely brightly coloured feathers, and the ability of some parrot species to talk, as these species of parrots are able to mimic sounds made by other animals such as humans.

There are thought to be over 350 species of parrot worldwide, ranging across rainforest regions of the Southern Hemisphere. The parrot tends to inhabit densely forested areas, where the parrot hunts insects and small mammals, as well as eating nuts, seeds and fruits.

The parrot can grow between 8cm and 1m, depending on the parrot species. The pygmy parrot is the smallest species of parrot in the world, growing to around the same size as an adult human’s finger. The pygmy parrot is found in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest species of parrot in the world, growing to more than a meter in height and native to the jungles of central and eastern South America. However, the endangered kakapoof New Zealand can often be heavier than the Hyacinth Macaw, with the kakapooften reaching more than 3kg in weight.

The parrot is believed to be one of the most intelligent of all the bird species, mainly in the sense that parrots are able to replicate (mimic) the noises made around them. Some parrots are able to mimic modern sounds and human voices to almost perfection. One African grey parrot was found to have a vocabulary of more than 800 words!

Nearly all of the different parrot species around the world are known to live for a long time, particularly in comparison to other species of bird (even other species of animal). The average lifespan of the parrot is around 60 years, although it is not uncommon for parrots be much older ages, as many parrot individuals have reached the age of 100.

Parrots are identifiable by a number of their features, the brightly coloured feathers of the parrot being the most obvious one. Parrots are known to have sharp, curved beaks which help parrots to crack nuts open more easily and to access fruits on the trees. Parrots also have strong legs, but are most well known for the fact that there are four toes on each of the parrot’s two feet, two of these toes faces forwards and the other two toes face backwards. These remarkable feet help the parrot not only to perch on tree branches more easily, but also aid the parrot in climbing tree trunks or clambering through the dense jungle foliage.

Parrot populations are rapidly declining mainly due to deforestation and therefore destruction of the parrot’s natural habitat. Parrots are also a popular animal in the exotic pet trade and are trapped in the wild to be delivered to homes around the world.

Parrots are found on all tropical and subtropical continents, including Australia and Oceania, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central America, South America and Africa. Caribbean and some Pacific islands are home to endemic species. By far the greatest number of parrot species comes from Australasia and South America. 

Due to their large size (of the majority of parrot species) and intelligence, parrots have few natural predators in the wild. The human trapping and hunting parrots, is the main predator of the parrot along with monkeys, snakes and large birds of prey that tend to feed more on the eggs of the parrot rather than the bird itself.

The diet of parrots consists of seeds, fruit, nectar, pollen, buds, and sometimes arthropods and other animal prey. The most important of these for most true parrots and cockatoos are seeds; the evolution of the large and powerful bill can be explained primarily as an adaptation to opening and consuming seeds. 

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Courtesy : Google, Wikipedia, AtoZanimals.com

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Earth Our Home Too : 25 Intelligent Animals

Earth Our Home Too : 25 Intelligent Animals

Though we found them in a top 25 listing, we have removed the rating as it is better in this way. They are more intelligent than the other in some way or the other 🙂 Hope we humans do not ruin their home. Earth!

Well here the scale of intelligence is Human’s perspective, we define intelligence here as what according to human brains and ideas conceives, well maybe in Animals’ perspectives we humans may be the dumbest creatures to ruin our own habitat irreversible and moron-species 🙂

We may top their list of Dumbest Species 😛

 

Squids

Squids

Squids are said to be among the brainiest invertebrates in the world. Their brain structure is different from other invertebrates in the ocean, as they share complex features similar to the human brain. Like human beings, squids can be very curious about their environment. They have the ability to learn new skills and develop the capacity to use tools that can either help them repress their boredom and protect them from harm.

Spiders

Spiders

Spiders are among the smallest creatures to possess a proportionately high level of  intelligence. Especially the White-Mustached Portia spiders. These spiders dwell African; Asian; and Australian forests and have demonstrated special learning skills.

Ants

Ants

Though they are small, they have the ability to creatively withstand calamities that would that would wipe another species. Ants are often seen coordinating in massive groups to build nests and hunt for food; and they accommodate to their environment very well. All notable points when it comes to measuring intelligence.

Baboons

Baboons

Baboons are old world monkeys who have cognitive abilities very similar to chimpanzees and orangutans. In terms of the way they behave, one can see how these creatures resemble people. Unlike other animals, studies show that at some level baboons know how to identify stress and cope with it. They create extremely complex social systems and can think critically when confronted with difficult situations.

Sea Lions

Sea Lions

Studies have shown that sea lions possess the ability to think logically and can actually deduce if a=b and b=c, then a=c.

Orangutans

Orangutans

Just chimpanzees, the intelligence of orangutans is reflected in the way they imitate human actions. They also have the unique ability to learn complicated new skills, such as sawing wood or using a hammer and nail to put things together. Orangutans have the ability to understand their surroundings in a more abstract way than other animals so they know how to acclimate to some very harsh environments.

Pigeons

Pigeons

There’s a reason why pigeons have been used numerous times throughout history in places like battle fields . They are extremely good at Geo location and studies have shown that they have an amazing ability to remember people and places throughout the course of their life.

Crows

Crows

Along with pigeons, crows are among the most intelligent birds in the world. They have the ability to solve complicated problems and adapt to tough situations which can easily be seen in the way they gather their food and collect resources.

Sheep

Sheep

Of all the animals, sheep are believed to possess the most powerful memories with some research showing them to be better than humans in certain situations. For example, they have the ability to identify when a fellow sheep is lost in their flock.  Moreover, they exhibit a wide range of emotions and response to various things going on around them which also shows a high level of intelligence.

Raccoons

Raccoons

Known for being resourceful; raccoons are capable of forming complex social relationships and also make use of complex tools when problem solving.

Horses

Horses

Horses have always held a special meaning to humans, apart from the fact that they are very rideable and get us places they are also teachable, have good memories, and are able to respond to complicated commands quickly under stress.

Rhesus Monkeys

Monkeys

Known for having displayed suicidal tendencies and well planned attacks in a group; it’s safe to say that Rhesus Monkeys are extremely smart and resourceful.

Falcons

Falcons

Extremely adept hunters falcons have always been used in the same way as pigeons, to convey messages and do reconnaissance.  Their ability to follow commands and remember territory is formidable.

Rats

rats

Once could easily underestimate the mental capacity of a rat. While they can be revolting sewer dwellers that Hollywood has made them out to be, they are also quite smart. They have very good long term memories and are excellent when it comes to adapting to changing situations.

Owls

Owls

Even during the time of the ancient Greeks, owls were already seen as intelligent animals. While this may appear to be true due to preconceived notions about their “wisdom” this is the “burst your bubble” list item. That’s right, they are actually not that smart compared to other birds.  Technically they shouldn’t even be on this list but how else would we shatter everything you thought you knew?

Cats

Cats

Those who have cats as pets know that these animals are skilled at hunting. They are agile and they possess incredible sensory abilities and though they’re not nearly as trainable as dogs, they are extremely adept at learning new skills.

Squirrels

Squirrels

Squirrels may be small, but their brains should not underrated. Yes, we know what your thinking; every time you almost hit one with your car is because they can’t seem to figure out how to get out of your way, how can they be smart? Well, their intelligence is very focused on one thing; gathering food.  When it comes to storing provisions their minds are uniquely adapted with everything they need which includes a ridiculous memory to remember where they store it.

Elephants

Elephants

Compared to other animals, elephants have larger brains.  Of course just because your brain is big doesn’t necessarily mean much. What matters is the proportion of body mass to brain mass but even with that said elephants are really, really smart by non human standards. These animals use their brains to create and process complex social interactions and seem to even model things such as empathy.

Octopus

Octopuses

When it comes to  group of invertebrates, octopuses are known as the most intelligent. They are highly skilled hunters who use well developed strategies when finding food. And just like most of the other animals on this list they have shown the ability to solve some very complicated problems.

Dogs

Dogs

Although intelligence levels vary across breeds, in general they learn new skills easily and are quick to respond to human training.  Most breeds of dogs like Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies and Poodles aver very curious about their environment and can even notice a change in the smallest detail. Is what appears to be their high emotional intelligence however, that has probably led them to be man’s best friend.

Whales

Whales

Known for their massive size but not often their massive intellect whales often use complex sounds to communicate with each other and coordinate their activities among the group very effectively.  They are also formidable problem solvers.

Parrots

parrots

Although their famous ability to talk is pure mimicry as most people know parrots have excellent memories and like many others on this list are capable of solving relatively complex problems.

Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphins

When it comes to  body mass to brain ratio, it is a scientific fact that Bottlenose dolphins have among the largest brains in the animal kingdom. Characterized by their advanced communication skills, they have also been considered to be self aware with the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror.

Pigs

ppigs

According to research, a middle aged pig can be as smart as a three year old human being and they know how to adapt to complex environmental situations because they have the ability to learn new skills easily.

Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees

Aside from the fact that chimpanzees look like humans, these animals also have the capacity in some ways to think like humans. They can manipulate their environment and utilize tools in order to help the community accomplish certain tasks.  By and large they are often considered to be the smartest primate and therefore one of the smartest animals in the world.

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Courtesy and Via list25.com

Earth Our Home too : Baby Parrots

Wildlife are hunted down for consumption or for sale in the India eastern state of Nagaland. Hunters can make a good living, with some bred for food or to be sold as pets. These baby parrots, photographed by Caisii Mao via Sipa USA, are seen after they were caught and preserved by a local hunter and for sale at a private residence in Dimapur, India north eastern state of Nagaland.
Baby Parrots meet each other after they were caught and preserved by local hunters for sale. Parrots, are among the most intelligent birds, and the ability of some species to imitate human voices enhances their popularity as pets. 

Meeting each other

 

 

 

 

 

Image Credits & Courtesy : Caisii Mao/NurPhoto/Sipa USA

Chirrups of Birds : Wish our kids hear tomorrow

Image Courtesy & Copyrights : To the respective photographers
 

Chirrups of Birds

Intrudes my sleep

Sun just has woken up

Beams’ passing through the leave slits

 

Every day begins with same chirps

Tunes never got old.

Brings chicks outta nest

Makes Tweedles and Twiddles for food

 

Mom offer rice some days

Some other grains too

They get delighted for fruit days

Never fight with fellow squirrels

 

We share a little for them

They share the little with the squirrels

Almost have been our pets

But not in nets

Not now and Never in our home sweet home 🙂

Some of the visitors/dwellers  I could find the names are Jungle Babblers, Sparrows, Mynas, Rufous Treepies, Bulbuls, Indian hoopoes, Long-tailed Sibia, Squirrels, Crows, Doves, Tailorbirds, Cuckoos, Parrots, Kingfishers and Peacocks (rare).

The Jungle babblers are so friendly and walk in home if they not get their grains on time 🙂 Squirrels pick their choice of fruits from Mango, Papaya, Guava, Bananas, Sapota or immature Coconuts. Cuckoos are leading singers here. There are few birds which are regional and unable to find their right names to mention here. Peacocks lives somewhere nearby and visit occasionally here and to the farms around. The Hoopoes had built its nest in an old wooden hole in our first floor and rarely the little ones survive the fall. We have saved two of them. Some time they pay visit to us. Now we have sealed the hole to prevent further nesting dangerously over there.

This is in our home in a rural town called Mannargudi, Tamilnadu, India.

I am seriously concerned about these inhabitants, moving so friendly with us. Few years back Sparrows were large in numbers now very few come by. There are around some hundred small and big trees in our garden which remains a home to these lovely companions. Nobody hunts them, nobody hurts them here. So they feel it home sweet home.

There are few groups of people who hunt squirrels to eat and we have warned and stopped those people to pass by our garden. So Squirrels too are living at peace playing around. Only scare for them now are the Snakes after the demise of our lovely cat “Rocky”.

Even places like our small town are becoming targets for real estates and becoming more urban gradually. Just a worry in my mind, what will happen if the farms around are converted into plots for housing and apartments? These birds will lose their home. Our small garden can be a home of few numbers. What about thousands of birds live around their rural agricultural dwellings?

Questions make me feel sad, yet I am working on some projects to educate the people around and the school students about protecting the habitats of these lovely creatures. They do not know to live in jungles, in fact no jungle around here or we left many for them. They knew to befriend us and live among us. All we need to do is ensure we remain a friend for them.

Hope tomorrow our kids hear the Chirrups every morning 🙂

-Words by Din