Listen to Brazilian birds

Bearded bellbird
Bearded bellbird

Bird lovers will be delighted by this selection of audio archives of Brazilian birds voices, produced by the Ministry of the Environment. It includes recordings of the bearded bellbird (Procnias averano), the hyacinthine macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), the capuchinbird (Perissocephalus tricolor), the red-legged seriema (Caiama cristata), the duet of laughing falcons (Herpetotheres cachinnans), the mealy parrot (Amazona farinosa), the red-billed toucan (Ranzphastos tucanus)and dozens of other birds.

Pay special attention to the amazing range and variety of sounds produced by the  Lawrence’s thrush (Turdus lawrenci), that imitates the songs of several other species. Also, pay a visit to the recording of the voice of the organ wren (Cyphorhirus arada) , or uirapuru, as it is called in Portuguese, inspired by a Tupi-Guarani word. Found in most of the Amazon basin, he is famous for his long and melodic style, similar to a flute. The uirapuru always sings in the early morning, for a few days per year.