Sound Database

Welcome to the Africa collection of xeno-canto.
Whether you are a research scientist, a birder, or simply curious about a sound that you heard, we invite you to listen to, download, and explore this growing collection of more than 50,000 freely available sound recordings of over 2,100 bird species.
The collection grew out of a cooperation with the African Bird Club (ABC) and is supported long term by the Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

xeno-canto is a website for sharing recordings of sounds of wild birds from all across the world, including the ABC region. The website is run by the Xeno-canto Foundation for Nature Sounds from the Netherlands with the aim of collecting all bird sounds (including all taxa, their complete repertoire, all of the geographic variability and at all stages of development).

But xeno-canto is more than just a repository for recordings – it is also a collaborative project. You can upload your own bird recordings, help identify mystery sounds, or share your expertise in the forums.

ABC member Isaac Kilusu has shared more than 1,800 sound recordings of over 300 bird species in Kenya and Tanzania.

Isaac Kilusu
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