Prima Amazonia


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Recordist/Credit: David Monacchi

A Biophony™ Album

Located on an Amazon tributary about 70 miles (112km) to the northwest of Manaus this remote sonic portrait was recorded by David Monacchi and represents the rich diversity and density still present in undisturbed equatorial rain forests. Recorded at the onset of the rainy season and beginning 2 hours after sunset, these recordings represent a 24 hour cycle of events in a flooded, terrestrial, and riparian forest. It takes enormous patience and dedication to capture these soundscapes wherever they exist and the process is not without certain danger. It is also difficult to find places where these pristine expressions of the natural world can still be found. This is an enchanted unaltered and unmixed example of one of them.

Track 1
Bird species:
Common Potoo (Nyctibeus griseus)
Other sounds in the foreground:
bats, many species of frogs.

Track 2
Howler Monkeys

Track 3
Bird species:
Speckled Chachalaca (Ortalis guttatus)
Variegated Tinamou (Crypturellus variegatus)
White-necked Thrush (Turdus albicollis)
Black-banded Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes picumnus)
Large Macaw (Ara sp.)

Track 4
Bird species:
Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota)
Capuchinbird (Perissocephalus tricolor)
Yellow Rumped Cacique
Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)
Other sounds in the foreground:
cicadas and crickets.

Track 5
Bird species:
Spotted Antpitta (Hylopezus macularius)
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl (Megascops watsonii)
Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans)
Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus)
Hauxwell's Thrush (Turdus hauxwelli)
Cocoa Thrush (Turdus fumigatus)
Xiphocolaptes woodcreeper (Xiphocolaptes Promeropirhynchus)
Other sounds in the foreground:
squirrels, many species of frogs, crickets and cicadas.

Track 6
Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)
White-throated Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus)
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