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We are currently making the actual transition to the new server. This website is now read-only. Once you see the new website, you can share your recordings as ever before. This shouldn't take more than a day.
We are currently making the actual transition to the new server. This website is now read-only. Once you see the new website, you can share your recordings as ever before. This shouldn't take more than a day.

Welcome to xeno-canto, the community database of shared bird sounds from the whole world.

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Recordings of Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis) in the xeno-canto collection.




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Latest news (more)

03-11-2012. It looked to be a rather quiet week, with some interesting recordings by Raf Drijvers from Indonesia, but now Tayler Brooks steps in with a series of 100+ recordings.
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23-10-2012. XC is getting ready to move to a new version and to new servers. All files are being copied at this very moment. Exciting stuff! There will be some testing of course, and just before the transfer *uploading will be impossible for a short while*. Just so you know.

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Posted by Willem-Pier Vellinga on 2012-10-26, 4:32:
All sonograms are being redone (and improved we think) for the new version. The new server is happily crunching away, and will keep doing so for a few more days at least....

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19-10-2012. A good week, with for example a very cool set by Richard Webster from the western US.

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Posted by Willem-Pier Vellinga on 2012-10-25, 18:14:
the deluge of recordings by Richard is continuing. Check them out: nice series of many different sound types. Richard is now comfortably above 1000 recordings as well. Keep it up!

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04-10-2012. It has been quiet on the front page for a while, but as you might have guessed/hoped that is a sign of changes to come. We're busy thinking and working on the future of xeno-canto. Actually, most of the *work* is being done by Jonathon Jongsma who is an XC recordist and a programmer. We are very happy to say that Jonathon has agreed to become a part of team XC. Believe us: he earned it. So, there are 4 of us now: Bob, WP, Sander & Jonathon.
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04-10-2012. No less than 150 recordings yesterday. Many good recordings by Matthias Feuersenger from the Pacific. Excellent stuff!

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Posted by Matthias Feuersenger on 2012-10-05, 8:52:
Thanks Jonathon. And extra big thanks to Rebecca Stirnemann from NUS University for taking me along to the Maos on three occasions. Amazing birds. Let's hope they'll survive. They are not doing very well at the moment.

Posted by Jonathon Jongsma on 2012-10-04, 16:51:
That set of Mao recordings is really great. Nice work, Matthias.

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05-09-2012. Marc Thibault adds the first known recordings of Moluccan Woodcock, a species not reported since 1980 (according to the Birdlife species page). Definitely spotlight material.

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Posted by Samuel Jones on 2012-09-05, 13:29:
Really looking forward to hearing more about this!!!

Posted by Marc Thibault on 2012-09-05, 10:54:
Downloaded here are recordings of 2 different Moluccan Woodcocks. These recordings were obtained during a 2 week survey in Obi island in March 2010, along with Pierre Defos du Rau, Olivier Pineau and Wesley Pangimangen. The results of this survey (including observations of the woodcocks and a few new island records) will be detailed in an article that is about to be submitted !

Posted by Bob Planque on 2012-09-05, 10:17:
We would love to hear the story on this, Marc! Drop us a line.

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    Spotlight
Rodrigo Tapia managed to obtain what is (according to neotropical.birds.cornell.edu) the first known recording of Great Shrike-Tyrant Agriornis lividus: XC87958 . He notes "recorded a solitary (male?) bird displaying and singing from top of a rock, facing different directions every time it emitted a call." Of all the neotropical genera the Ground-Tyrants and Shrike-Tyrants turn out to be among the hardest to record. Many of these birds are not rare, just silent. This is only the 10th recording of the genus Agriornis on XC. Recordings of Agriornis murina, Muscisaxicola juninensis and M.cinereus are among the last taxa missing.
Great Shrike-Tyrant Agriornis lividus.
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Try this! Simple urls

Recordings of a certain genus can be found with a simple url like for instance: www.xeno-canto.org/genus/Grallaria the links in the list next to the maps will take you to a species page.

Recordings of a certain species can be found with a simple url like for instance: www.xeno-canto.org/species/Grallaria-rufula

A single recording can be found with its catalogue number: www.xeno-canto.org/XC12345 or even www.xeno-canto.org/12345

Latest additions (more)
 Sepia-capped Flycatcher by João Gava from Brazil
 Surucua Trogon by João Gava from Brazil
 Yellow-legged Thrush by João Gava from Brazil
 Squamate Antbird by João Gava from Brazil
 Grey-hooded Attila by João Gava from Brazil
...Great work!
World collection statistics (more)
107577 recordings
8255 species
948 recordists
1039 hr, 26 min total duration
Random recording XC2047

 Rufous-collared Sparrow by Sjoerd Mayer
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Latest mysteries (more)
 XC112367 by Albert Lastukhin from Venezuela
 XC112355 by Chie-Jen (Jerome) Ko from Taiwan
 XC112321 by A.J. Ahvenainen from Singapore
 XC112320 by A.J. Ahvenainen from Singapore
 XC112319 by A.J. Ahvenainen from Singapore
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Tutorial by Bob Planque
Whip-poor-will Split by Mike Nelson
White-crowned Manakin vocal variation by Andrew Spencer