Running Time:

62 min

Release Date:

February 2006

Recording Location:

Track 1-4: Sundown NP, SE Qld
Track 5: Kooyoora SP, central Vic
Track 6-8: Killawarra SP, NE Vic
Track 9: Mount Eccles SP, west Vic
Track 10: Fryerstown Forest, central Vic

An Evening in the Australian Bush

Let the gentle and extraordinary night sounds of the Australian bush lull you to rest.

Dusk Birdsong gives way to the rhythms of frogs and nocturnal insects. The creatures of the night begin to be heard; Sugar Gliders, Possums, Nightjars, a distant Koala, and a variety of Owls including the haunting Powerful Owl.

Eventually the hypnotic calls of Frogmouths blend with the chirruping of crickets, leading you into the deep stillness of the night.

Audio sample of this album

Late Afternoon in the Bush ~

1.

Last Birdsong of the Day (featuring Grey Thrush, Yellow Robins, Satin Bowerbird, Crinia parasignifera frogs & Red Wattlebirds)

6.24

2.

Pied Currawongs

4.52

3.

Chorus of Crinia Frogs (Crinia signifera, with Fan-tailed Cuckoos)

2.35

4.

Bush Curlews at Dusk

2.35

Voices of the Evening ~

5.

Boobook Owls (and a White-striped Freetail Bat)

4.59

6.

Sugar Glider

2.47

7.

Barking Owl

1.44

8.

White-throated Nightjar

1.57

9.

Koala

3.27

10.

The Powerful Owl

2.45

11.

Ringtail Possum

4.19

12.

Boobook Owl Returns

6.03

Into the Deep Night ~

13.

Tawny Frogmouth

9.39

14.

Owlet Nightjar

8.11

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