30/3/17. Dawn chorus in the jungle near Dehradun, Uttarakhand

5:40-6:20 at the Indian Institute of Petroleum campus in Dehradun.  A beautiful place, the site of a former tea plantation, now a centre of research into conventional and renewable energy.  The grounds themselves are quite wild, and it sits adjacent to a nature reserve in the Ramgarh range, so the birds, monkeys, mongoose, jaguars, deer and all sorts can be heard, and sometimes seen while you are out for a walk.

The campus is located at the southeast edge of Dehradun on the Haridwar road.   It is not a particularly quiet place for recording nature, but there is an interesting mix of beautiful bird and animal sounds with the nearby sounds of people walking and jogging, distant but loud Indian lorries with their harsh horns, the not-so-distant Indian railway sounds.

There are so many sounds here that I do not know at all.  But present on the recording are koel, long tailed rufous treepie, jungle babbler; I think the rhesus monkeys are present as well.


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