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This list of animal sounds 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 nouns, though many can also be used as verbs or interjections, and many of them are also specifically onomatopoeic. The list also contains audio recordings of animal sounds.

List of animal sounds[edit]

Picture Animal Description Sound
Alligator.jpg Alligator bellow, hiss
Alligator bellow
Alpaca.jpg Alpaca alarm call, cluck/click, hum, orgle, scream[1]
Antelope.jpg Antelope snort[2]
Badger.jpg Badger growl[3]
(1)Ghost bats-5.jpg Bat screech,[4] 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,[5] growl,[6] snarl[7]
Tiger growl
Jaguar making a content "sawing" sound.
Image of a capybara eating hay Capybara squeak,[8] chatter, bark
Sorrel (red) Somali - 20060816.jpg Cat mew, meow, purr, hiss, trill, caterwaul, growl
Cat meow
Domestic cat purring
Cow (Fleckvieh breed) Oeschinensee Slaunger 2009-07-07.jpg Cattle moo
Orpington chicken head.jpg Chicken cluck, crow[9]
cha-caw, bah-gawk (female)[10]
cock-a-doodle-doo (male)
Chinchilla.jpg Chinchilla squeak[11]
Floury Baker cicada side.JPG Cicada chirp[12]
Crab.png Crab chirp, click, creak[13]
Журавель сірий (Grus grus) на болоті.jpg Crane clang
Cricket.jpg Cricket chirp
2014-04-29 Northwestern crow (Corvus caurinus).jpg Crow caw, cah[14]
Black Crow
Curlew.jpg Curlew pipe[15]
Swamp deer (Cervus duvaucelii branderi) male.jpg Deer bellow (buck), bleat (doe, fawn)
Shiba inu blacktan.jpg Dog bark, howl, growl, bay
Tursiops truncatus 01.jpg Dolphin click[16]
Donkey (27732491454).jpg Donkey hee-haw,[17] bray
Male mallard duck 2.jpg Duck quack
Eagle.jpg Eagle screech[18]
Bald Eagle
Elephant.jpg Elephant trumpet
Dominant tule elk bull, Point Reyes National Seashore.jpg Elk bugle (male),[19] bleat (calves)[20]
Elk bellow
Ferret 2008.png Ferret dook[21]
Housefly (Musca domestica).jpg Fly buzz
Fox.jpg Fox Bark, scream, howl, snore, ‘gekkering’'.[22]
Fox howling
Golden-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis annae).jpg Frog croak, ribbit
Common Toad
Gaur.jpg Gaur low, moo
Giraffe 2019-07-28.jpg Giraffe bleat,[23] hum[24]
Giraffe hum
Goat.jpg Goat bleat, maa
Herd of goats bleating
Canada goose flight cropped and NR.jpg Goose honk, hiss
Geese Honking
Variegated grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus).jpg Grasshopper chirp[25]
Grasshoppers chirping
Guinea pig.jpg Guinea pig wheek[26]
Hamster (1).jpg Hamster squeak[27]
Hermit crab corcovado.jpg Hermit crab chirp[28]
Hippopotamus.jpg Hippopotamus growl[29]
Hornet.jpg Hornet buzz
Hummel bee
Zaniskari Horse in Ladakh.jpg Horse neigh, whinny, nicker
Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta).jpg Hyena laugh
Koala in Zoo Duisburg.jpg Koala bellow, shriek
Leopard.jpg Leopard roar, growl, snarl
Lion roar
Common linnet (Linaria cannabina mediterranea) female.jpg Linnet chuckle[30]
Lion waiting in Namibia.jpg Lion roar, growl, snarl
Lion roar
Garden locust (Acanthacris ruficornis).jpg Locust chirp[25]
Magpie.jpg Magpie chatter[31]
Monkey eating.jpg Monkey scream, chatter
Mantled Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata)
Moose-Gustav.jpg Moose bellow[32]
Mosquito Tasmania.jpg Mosquito buzz, whine
Mouse white background.jpg Mouse squeak
Okapi-Wald1.png Okapi cough, bellow[33]
Owl.jpg Owl hoot, hiss, caterwaul for barred owls
Great horned owl
Ox.jpg Ox low, moo
Mulga Parrot male 1 - Patchewollock.jpg Parrot squawk, talk
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Pfau imponierend.jpg Peacock scream,[34] squawk, honk
Pig.jpg Pig oink,[29][35] snort,[36] squeal, grunt
Pigeon.jpg Pigeon coo
Wood pigeon
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog.jpg Prairie dog bark[37]
California quail in Kenwood - Sarah Stierch.jpg Quail call
Call of a male common quail
Assateague rabbit MD1.jpg Rabbit squeak
A Raccoon in the rain.jpg Raccoon trill[38]
Baby Raccoon Chatter
Rat.jpg Rat squeak
Raven.JPG Raven caw
Rook-2408377 1920.jpg Rook caw
Common seal (Phoca vitulina).jpg Seal bark[39]
Stubai - Tiroler Bergschaf -BT- 01.jpg Sheep baa, maa, meh
Rattlesnake KingsCanyon.jpg Snake hiss, rattle
Eopsaltria australis - Mogo Campground.jpg Songbird chirrup, chirp, tweet, sing,
warble (larks / warblers / wrens),[40][41] twitter (sparrows)[42]
Squirrel posing.jpg Squirrel squeak
Swan In Water.jpg Swan cry, trumpet, bugle
Tapir.jpg Tapir squeak[43]
Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) - Indonesia.jpg Tokay gecko croak[44]
Male wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) strutting.jpg Turkey gobble
Mother and baby sperm whale.jpg Whale sing
Killer Whale
A young wild boar in his environment.jpg Wild boar grumble
Wildebeest.jpg Wildebeest low, moo
Mexican Wolf 2 yfb-edit 1.jpg Wolf howl, growl, bay
Equus zebra hartmannae - Etosha 2015.jpg Zebra neigh, whinny, nicker

See also[edit]


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