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Cicada Summer

by Andrew Skeoch

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The Redeye 09:33


When you hear cicadas begin calling in the morning, you know it is going to be a hot day!

Cicada song is the distinctive sound of an Australian summer. From the treetops, a chorus of species, including Redeyes, Tickers and Black Squeakers, fill the warm air with whir, buzz and thrum. An occasional bush fly zips past and Pobblebonk Frogs call from a nearby pond, while Rufous Whistlers, Bronzewing Pigeons, Weebills and a Pallid Cuckoo fill out the Australian summer symphony.

Some of Australia's larger cicadas are well-known for their penetrating sounds, but this recording features smaller species which create a shimmering tapestry of ever-changing rhythms and textures.

Feel the warmth of an Australian summer in the bush.


released February 15, 2010

Recording location:
Strangways, Victoria


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Andrew is a master wildlife field recordist. For over 30 years, he and partner / photographer Sarah Koschak have been documenting the voices of the world's ecosystems and wild creatures. The resulting recordings have been published through their dedicated label: Listening Earth ... more

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