Melampous / Birds

Usually silent, in breeding season male has deep booming call which has been likened to a lion ́s roar

A great variety of harsh, metallic call-notes and clear whistles

Crowned lapwing or plover A noisy, scolding whistle, frequently repeated

Harsh, croaking squarks at carrion

It is a wild, almost gull-like cry

Generally silent, but sometimes utters a harsh croak

A soft, twittering whistle of three or four notes

A variety of deep, musical whistles and high pitched chattering notes

A loud, deep „arrk“, usually uttered when flushed

Usually completely silent, but sometimes utters a short whistle, -reputed to quack

A loud honking call „ah, aahow, ah, aahow,“ which has been likened to the honking of geese

A series of loud, shrill cackles and a loud „kak, kak, kak, kak

A series of shrill, piping whistles: at times when several birds are present the noise is considerable

A loud, deep „arrk“, usually uttered when flushed

A wave of gruntings and murmurations, with an occasional gooselike honk

Usually silent: at nest sometimes utters low croaking grunts

Generally silent, except for bill rattling, but utters a variety of croaks and grunts at breeding colony

Generally silent, but sometimes utters a harsh croak

The same general murmurations as the Greater Flaming

Silent

A harsh, loud „raark“ when flushed, -utters various croaking calls at nest

Generally silent but utters various harsh guttural calls at nesting colony

Generally silent, but sometimes noisy at nesting colonies, uttering series of guttural croaks

Usually completely silent bird, but sometimes utters a short whistle, -reputed to quack

The far carrying call is one of the characteristic sounds of the African wilds

It is a wild, almost gull-like cry

A double „aark-ark“, but usually silent

A great variety of harsh, metallic call-notes and clear whistles

A harsh, parrot-like call and a series of chattering notes

Usually silent,-in breeding season male has deep booming call which has been likened to a lion ́s roar

Various load whistling and chattering calls

A yelping, piping note, „ke, ke, ke, ke, ke, ke,“ repeated over and over again

Generally silent, but in breeding season produces remarkable croaks and even a lion-like cough at nest, often at night

Less vocal than many others bustards, but at times gives a loud, far carrying „kah, kah, kah“

Sometimes, in flocks, utters a weak peeping call, but generally a silent bird

A raucous yelping cry

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