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Budgie sounds from Australia on CD or as MP3 download
Budgies are social birds. They need at least one of their kind close to them in order to be truly happy. Particularly impressively this is to be seen in their natural habitat in Australia: Wild budgerigars come together in very large flocks and lead a nomadic life. Together, these small parrots roam the wide and barren country. In their search for food and water, they travel several kilometers each day.
Life in the so-called Outback is not easy for them – and it is dangerous, too. As long as there is no threat around, resting budgerigars chirp constantly. This singing of their fellows is an important signal: As long as they feel safe and sound, they’re chirping. That means they are not in danger of being attacked – or at least they haven’t noticed an attacker yet. Therefore budgies feel particularly well if they hear their comrades singing. So there is no need for them to fear anything or feel lonely.
In case you would like to grant your birds kept in your home the luxury of hearing a large flock of wild budgies chirping and thus feeling even more comfortable, the album “Happy budgies” might be just perfect for you. It is a recording of the wild budgies’ songs that Andrew Skeoch made in Australia. Together with the very talented nature photographer Sarah Koschak he traveled the Macdonnell Ranges right in the center of the Fifth Continent to record the voices of the budgies living there. Sarah took amazing pictures of the landscape and also of some wild relatives of our pet budgies. You can see some of her fantastic photos on this page.
On the website Listening Earth, you can learn more about the album. When I listened to it I immediately noticed the high quality of the recordings. My birds were thrilled by the songs of their conspecifics and immediately joined in the chirping. What surprised me the most was the fact that the wild budgies twitter a little differently than my own birds do. It is almost as if they whistled a different dialect. The album “Happy Budgies” can be purchased on-line. As an MP3 download, it costs 15 Australian dollars (thus approximately ten €, conditions: August 2020)*. Payment is possible by credit card and PayPal. Attention, if you want to buy a CD and not an MP3 download, you first have to set “CD” in the order field, where “MP3” is preset; the CD is a bit more expensive, though.
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