List of animal sounds

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This is a list of animal sounds. This list contains words used in the English language to represent the noises and vocalizations of particular animals, especially noises used by animals for communication. The words which are used on the list are in the form of verbs, though many can also be used as nouns or interjections, and many of them are also specifically onomatopoeias (labelled "OP"). This list also contains audio recordings of animal sounds.

List of animal sounds[edit]

Picture Animal Description Sound
Alligator.jpg Alligator, Crocodile bellow, hiss
Alligator bellow
Roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus equinus) male.jpg Antelope snort[1]
Badger.jpg Badger growl[2]
(1)Ghost bats-5.jpg Bat screech,[3] squeak
Grizzly bears animal wildlife.jpg Bear roar, growl
European honey bee extracts nectar.jpg Bee buzz
Hummel bee
Siberischer tiger de edit02.jpg Big cat (Tiger, Lion, Jaguar, Leopard) roar,[4] growl,[5] snarl[6]
Sorrel (red) Somali - 20060816.jpg Cat/kitten mew, meow, purr, hiss
Cat meow
Orpington chicken head.jpg Chicken/hen/chick cluck, crow[7] (female = OP: cha-caw, bah-gawk)[8]
(male = OP: cock-a-doodle-doo)
Chinchilla.jpg Chinchilla squeak[9]
Floury Baker cicada side.JPG Cicada chirp[10]
Cow (Fleckvieh breed) Oeschinensee Slaunger 2009-07-07.jpg Cow/bull/calf low, moo
Ocypode-ceratophthalma-horned-ghost-crab-krabi-thailand.jpg Crab/crablet chirp, click, creak[11]
Roesel's bush-cricket (Metrioptera roeselii diluta) male.jpg Cricket chirp
2014-04-29 Northwestern crow (Corvus caurinus).jpg Crow caw, cah[12]
Black Crow
Long-billed Curlew eating sand crab.jpg Curlew pipe[13]
Swamp deer (Cervus duvaucelii branderi) male.jpg Deer bellow (buck), bleat (doe, fawn)
Shiba inu blacktan.jpg Dog/puppy bark, howl, growl, bay (OP: arf, bow-wow, ruff, woof, yap)
Tursiops truncatus 01.jpg Dolphin/calf click[14]
Donkey (27732491454).jpg Donkey/ass hee-haw[15] bray
Male mallard duck 2.jpg Duck/duckling quack
White tailed eagle raftsund square crop.jpg Eagle/eaglet screech[16]
Bald Eagle
African Bush Elephant.jpg Elephant/calf trumpet
Dominant tule elk bull, Point Reyes National Seashore.jpg Elk bugle (male),[17] bleat (calves)[18]
Elk bellow
Ferret 2008.png Ferret dook[19]
Housefly (Musca domestica).jpg Fly buzz
Golden-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis annae).jpg Frog/Toad croak (OP: ribbit)
Common Toad
Giraffe 2019-07-28.jpg Giraffe bleat,[20] hum[21]
Giraffe hum
Goat.jpg Goat bleat, maa
Herd of goats bleating
Canada goose flight cropped and NR.jpg Goose/gosling honk, hiss
Geese Honking
Variegated grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus).jpg Grasshopper chirp[22]
Guinea Pigs.jpg Guinea pig squeak[23]
Hamster (1).jpg Hamster squeak[24]
European hare.jpg Hare/leveret squeak
Erinaceus europaeus (Linnaeus, 1758).jpg Hedgehog/hoglet
Hermit crab corcovado.jpg Hermit crab chirp[25]
Hippopotamus.jpg Hippopotamus/calf growl[26]
Vespa tropica aka Greater Banded Hornet Wasp.jpg Hornet buzz
Hummel bee
Zaniskari Horse in Ladhak, Jammu and kashmir.jpg Horse/foal neigh, whinny, nicker
Juvenile Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird.jpg Hummingbird warble
Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta).jpg Hyena laugh
Kangaroo au.jpeg Kangaroo/joey chortle
Koala in Zoo Duisburg.jpg Koala shriek
Common linnet (Linaria cannabina mediterranea) female.jpg Linnet chuckle[27]
Lion waiting in Namibia.jpg Lion roar, growl, snarl
Lion roar
Garden locust (Acanthacris ruficornis).jpg Locust chirp[22]
Birds of Sweden 2016 35.jpg Magpie chatter[28]
Monkey eating.jpg Monkey scream, chatter
Mantled Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata)
Moose-Gustav.jpg Moose bellow[29]
Mosquito Tasmania.jpg Mosquito buzz, whine[30]
Mouse white background.jpg Mouse squeak
Okapi-Wald1.png Okapi cough, bellow[31]
Bubo virginianus -Canada-6.jpg Owl hoot, hiss
Great horned owl
Mulga Parrot male 1 - Patchewollock.jpg Parrot squawk, talk
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Pfau imponierend.jpg Peacock/peachick scream,[32] squawk, honk
Sow and five piglets.jpg Pig/piglet oink,[26][33] snort,[34] squeal, grunt
Rock Pigeon Columba livia.jpg Pigeon coo
Wood pigeon
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog.jpg Prairie dog bark[35]
California quail in Kenwood - Stierch.jpg Quail call
Call of a male common quail
Assateague rabbit MD1.jpg Rabbit squeak, grunt
A Raccoon in the rain.jpg Raccoon trill[36]
Rat.jpg Rat squeak
Raven.JPG Raven caw
Rhino in Solio Reserve.jpg Rhinoceros bellow
Rook-2408377 1920.jpg Rook caw
Rooster04 adjusted.jpg Rooster crow
Common seal (Phoca vitulina).jpg Seal bark[37]
Hippocampus.jpg Seahorse/seafoal
Stubai - Tiroler Bergschaf -BT- 01.jpg Sheep/lamb bleat, baa
Crocidura russula shrew.jpg Shrew/shrewlet
Common snail.jpg Snail Munch, crunch
Rattlesnake KingsCanyon.jpg Snake/snakelet hiss, rattle
Hawaiian Bird.jpg Songbird chirrup, chirp, tweet, sing,
warble (larks / warblers / wrens),[38][39] twitter (sparrows)[40]
Squirrel posing.jpg Squirrel/chipmunk squeak
Swan In Water.jpg Swan/cygnet cry, trumpet, bugle
Schabrackentapir Tapirus indicus Tiergarten-Nuernberg-1.jpg Tapir squeak[41]
Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) - Indonesia.jpg Tokay gecko croak[42]
Male wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) strutting.jpg Turkey/turkey-chick gobble
Indian tent turtle (Pangshura tentoria tentoria).jpg Turtle/turtlet
Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) in flight.JPG Vulture scream
Walrus.jpg Walrus groan
Mother and baby sperm whale.jpg Whale/calf sing
Killer Whale
A young wild boar in his environment.jpg Wild boar grumble
Mexican Wolf 2 yfb-edit 1.jpg Wolf howl, growl, bay
Equus zebra hartmannae - Etosha 2015.jpg Zebra neigh, whinny, nicker
Note: In the above list, a notation of "OP" refers to onomatopoeia.

See also[edit]


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