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This page contains audio clips of the ambient sounds of the rain forest. The recording was made at night near Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

A variety of species of frogs can be heard in the recording. One species you should be able to hear is the coquî (from Cacique... a Taino indian chief that was revered on the island of Puerto Rico.) The coquî has gotten its name from the "koo-ke" sound that it makes.

Recording by Ron Hipschman


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5 minute MPEG 3 version (4.8 megs)
15 minute MPEG 3 version (14.3 megs)

Puerto Rico's rain forests are home for more than 16 species of frogs. Photo by Dale Marcellini.

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