Running Time:

68 min

Release Date:

January 2010

Recording Location:

Strangways, Victoria

Cicada Summer

When you hear cicadas begin calling in the morning, you know it is going to be a hot day!

Cicada song is the distinctive sound of an Australian summer. From the treetops, a chorus of species, including Redeyes, Tickers and Black Squeakers, fill the warm air with whir, buzz and thrum. An occasional bush fly zips past and Pobblebonk Frogs call from a nearby pond, while Rufous Whistlers, Bronzewing Pigeons, Weebills and a Pallid Cuckoo fill out the Australian summer symphony.

Some of Australia's larger cicadas are well-known for their penetrating sounds, but this recording features smaller species which create a shimmering tapestry of ever-changing rhythms and textures.

Feel the warmth of an Australian summer in the bush.

Audio sample of this album


The Morning Cicada Chorus



Common Bronzewing Pigeon



Montane and Black Squeakers



Rufous Whistler Duets



The Redeye



The Ferny Acacia Cicada


Customer reviews of this album

I am glad I have discovered this.  I found throughout Africa that I loved the night sounds of Africa.  So relaxing and sleep inducing.  Didn't realize it was mostly cicadas until I listened to your samples. Thank you for capturing these wonderFULL sounds of nature - what a joyful life you must lead!  I look forward to hearing more.

Kelly, USA

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