African Wildlife is an utterly unique collection of pristine wildlife and nature sounds, recorded in the wilderness of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia over a period of 4 months, 2015. It comes in four categories, covering Mammals, Birds, Ambience and Insects recordings.
It features animals such as elephant, baboon, jackal, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, impala, zebra, bat and hyena, as well as insects and 45 species of birds. 50 minutes of ambience recordings are also included.
The diversity of African wildlife sounds is widely reflected in this library, with the material including but not limited to screaming, barking, growling, roaring, breathing, grunting, feeding, hooting, warbling, screeching, farting, guffawing, whooping, gurgling, rutting, yapping, snorting, tweeting, trumpeting, chattering and squeaking.
Extensive metadata including detailed information on location, species, habitat, behaviour and usage is included, formatted for Soundminer. Metadata sheets in .xls and .csv formats are also provided.
Recording equipment: Sennheiser MKH8040-ST (ORTF) / Sony D100 / Telinga MK2 / Sound Devices USBPre2 / Tascam DR-680
363 files • 363+ sounds • 24 bit / 96 kHz (349 files) 24 bit / 48 kHz (14 files) • 6GB
11 species / 162 files / 61 minutes
African Bush Elephant, Bat, Black-Backed Jackal, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Chacma Baboon, Common Hippopotamus, Impala, Lion, Plains Zebra, Spotted Hyena.
45 species / 165 files / 39 minutes
African Barred Owlet, African Fish Eagle, African Grey Hornbill, African Swamphen, Arrow Marked Babbler, Blacksmith Lapwing, Cape Turtle Dove, Collared Palm Thrush, Dark Capped Bulbul, Double Banded Sandgrouse, Egyptian Goose, Emerald Spotted Wood Dove, Fiery Necked Nightjar, Fork Tailed Drongo, Giant Kingfisher, Great Egret, Green Woodhoopoe, Grey Go Away Bird, Hadeda Ibis, Helmeted Guineafowl, Lesser Striped Swallow, Lilac Breasted Roller, Little Grebe, Meyers’s Parrot, Natal Spurfowl, Northern Black Korhaan, Pearl Spotted Owlet, Pied Crow, Red Billed Spurfowl, Red Eyed Dove, Senegal Coucal, Sociable Weaver, Southern Ground Hornbill, Southern Masked Weaver, Southern Red Billed Hornbill, Swainson’s Spurfowl, Three Banded Courser, Tropical Boubou, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Water Thick Knee, Western Barn Owl, White Fronted Bee Eater, White Browed Robin-Chat, White Browed Sparrow-Weaver, Yellow Bellied Greenbul
5 locations / 24 files / 50 minutes
Bush, Lake, Muddy Clearing, Open Field, River
12 files / 5 minutes
Bees, crickets and wasps