Running Time:

62 min

Release Date:

January 2008

Recording Location:

Cotigaon National Park, Goa, India

Sunbird Forest

The silvery songs of Sunbirds are heard in the evergreen forests of Goa, which cover the hills of the western ghats down to the Arabian Sea.

This recording begins with the haunting song of the Malabar Whistling Thrush, one of the most beautiful songbirds in the world. As the morning progresses we hear Woodpeckers, Babblers, Fulvettas, Drongos, Hornbills and Fruit Pigeons among a diversity of rainforest birdlife.

Discover the secret world of Goa's deep rainforests.

Audio sample of this album


Melifluous - The Malabar Whistling Thrushs' Dawnsong



Sunbird Forest Awakening



Crimson-backed Sunbirds Chasing



Flamebacks Overhead



Three-striped Squirrel



Family Chatter: Yellow-browed Bulbulls



Purple Sunbirds and Bronzed Drongo



Fulvettas in the Underbrush



Malabar Hornbill Throws Back his Head



On Pitch: Coppersmith Barbet and Common Iora



Plum-headed Parrot Talk



Flowerpecker Finale


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