Listen to Curlew on british-birdsongs.uk, which is a comprehensive collection of English bird songs and bird calls. l) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, England, 00:35, 07 March 2018 (Paul Morton). Or can you share information on its content - timings of key sections or important details? Background: Song Thrush Turdus philomelos. Quee-quee calls, husky chatter and low whistles of a small flock of nocturnal migrants. Bear this in mind if you are trying to record nocturnal migration in areas where Curlews are permanently or temporarily in residence. Also, there is more likely to be a ‘foreleg’ visible. Stewardship schemes are helping to increase available breeding habitat. m) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Hanko, Uusimaa, Finland, 04:01, 23 April 2020. 120418.MR.023112.01               Please use headphones. Background: Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus. a) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Bay of Skaill, Orkney, Scotland, 02:45, 28 August 2019. Sonagram shows calls at 0:10. The call of the curlew is an unmistakable, plaintive, and lonely 'cour-leee' from which the curlew actually derives its name. 190827.MR.031505.02, f) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Arne, Dorset, England, 04:46, 25 October 2016. Background: Greylag Geese Anser anser. 120417.MR.212245.11, o) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Möklinta, Uppland, Sweden, 21:22, 17 April 2012. Sonagram shows start of recording. Sonagram shows second call at 0:07. Dorset Legal and ethical usage ». Sonagram shows sections at 0:23 – 0:25 and 0:29 – 0:30. Curlew calls, Skomer Island, 3:34. Low rising whistles of a single individual. The curlew breeds further inland in fields, moorland and large forest clearings, where a nest is made on the ground by the male and lined by the female. The Sound Approach aim to popularise birdsong and raise standards in the use of sounds in bird identification. Between three and five chicks are fed initially by both parents and then by just the male before they fly after five to six weeks. 0:00 / Curlew (flight call) flight call. Low whistles, a slow quee-quee and song of one or more nocturnal migrants. Sonagram shows first call. Sonagram shows section from 0:06 – 0:14. 190827.MR.024505.02, b) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Bay of Skaill, Orkney, Scotland, 01:05, 27 August 2019. 120417.MR.212245.11. There are currently around 38,000 pairs breeding in Britain, with over 100,000 wintering around the coast. Provides entries on millions of recordings held by the British Library. Sonagram shows calls at 0:17. i) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Texel, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, 02:20, 4 September 2018. A small flock migrating north, over a forest where Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus call in alarm because of a Eurasian Lynx Lynx lynx that growls in the dark. Note that at 0:04 two individuals are calling simultaneously. 200423.DF.040129.22, n) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Möklinta, Uppland, Sweden, 21:22, 17 April 2012. Background: Redwing Turdus iliacus. flight call. At a greater distance, any upper bands may disappear, as will any ‘foreleg’. Doubled rising whistles of at least one individual in flight, possibly migrating. Only a third call-type, which can be described as husky chatter, gives any real identification challenge. The two commonest types, separated by us because they usually sound quite different, can also grade into one another. 19 The Quay If ever a bird had a perfect name, then this is it. Background: Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus and Eurasian Lynx Lynx lynx. Sounds Populations of curlews have declined in recent years due to loss of suitable breeding habitat to more intensive farming methods and forestry. First call shown. Common Ringed Plover. Second call shown. Head over to our Podcast page to listen to interviews and programmes about Curlew around the world. Sonagram shows call at 0:08. Eurasian Curlew has a large repertoire of calls, in which many variations and intermediate call types are possible. Common Sandpiper. Fairly long quee-quee calls of at least two migrating individuals, passing very close to a lighthouse. Copy and paste the embed code below to include this recording in your blog or web page. ‘Curlew’ evokes the sound of this bird’s voice, and everything about Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata seems to curl, curve or coil, starting with the bill. Background: Greylag Goose Anser anser and Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus. Home. Sonagram shows first call. Even their repertoire as a whole is one smoothly turned gradient, where very different-sounding calls grade into one another. At a distance the calls sound less harsh, and quieter ones become inaudible. The “bubbling” song-flight of the Curlew over its breeding ground. Curlew. A - Z. See introduction for a full explanation. Please update your flash player. Call shown in sonagram occurs at 0:04. Poole song. Background: European Herring Gull Larus argentatus. Rising whistles of a single individual, with an additional frequency component causing a different timbre in some calls. 190827.MR.034513.02, d) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Bay of Skaill, Orkney, Scotland, 04:47, 27 August 2019. Subjects of particular interest include ageing and sexing birds by their sounds, and recognising hidden biodiversity, ‘new species’, through bird sounds. "The Plight of the Curlew", by Andrew Coslett is one of a number of original pieces available for sale to raise money for our work. Recording of the song and call of the curlew. 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However, Curlews that are not in migration mode can certainly produce additional types of calls while flying at night, especially when nesting. First call shown. Background: Greylag Goose Anser anser. At closer range, two clear bands nearly always show in sonagrams, a fundamental and second harmonic, sometimes more. Quip calls and husky chatter of a small flock of nocturnal migrants. What is this? Some birdsong in the background. Explore 94,800 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments, The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified. Beyond a certain distance, quieter first and last sounds may ‘fade in’ and ‘fade out’. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Möklinta, Uppland, Sweden, 02:31, 18 April 2012. 190827.MR.044718.02, e) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Bay of Skaill, Orkney, Scotland, 03:15, 27 August 2019. If you are a member of a licensed UK HE/FE institution you can access more recordings, download tracks and more... You have been logged out of the system due to inactivity. a short ‘foreleg’ followed by a little arch or peaked shape, frequencies from 1 – 2 kHz (mean minimum 1.3 kHz; mean maximum 1.8 kHz; n = 12), short, husky-sounding chatter; more often clusters of notes than single ones, volatile: delivery speeding up and slowing down, highly variable individual notes, but many resemble husky version of ‘, harshest notes have no definable pitch at all, typical note harshest at the start, resolving into a more tonal ending, note durations 62 – 217 ms (90% range; median 117 ms; n = 59), when discernible, pitch similar to that of.