Serra dos Órgãos by Juan Pablo Culasso - Album Sample by Listening Earth published on 2013/04/21 04:08:36 +0000 3 minute audio sample from the 62 minute nature sound album; "Serra dos Órgãos", by Juan Pablo Culasso, available for download from www.listeningearth.com/LE/product.php?id=114 Serra dos Órgãos (Organ Range) is a mountainous region in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a landscape rising from lowland grasslands and rainforests, to highlands with native forest, numerous freshwater springs, and all crowned by massive granitic outcrops. This album features two recordings, made simultaneously - two dawn chorus of the same day; one of them in highland rainforest and the other in the lowlands. The differences are many. In the highland rainforest, the landscape is introduced with the flapping of Rusty-margined Guan, together with a delicate chorus of insects. Later several species appear, the most prominent being the White-necked Thrush, along with the Red-eyed Vireo, Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Greyish Mourner and many others. In lowland rainforest, gentle raindrops mix with a chorus of crickets and the great voice of the Black-banded Owl. Then appears the rhythmic calls of a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, with the forest's echoes making these voices even more interesting. Doves and Gaun join in, and eventually a couple of Rufous-capped Motmot give a wonderful climax to the album.