'Tropical Queensland Rainforest' - album sample by Listening Earth published on 2010/09/16 06:47:02 +0000 3 minute audio sample from the 71 minute nature soundscape; "Tropical Queensland Rainforest", available for download from www.listeningearth.com/LE/product.php?id=19 This album brings you the sounds of rainforests in tropical north Queensland. It features three rainforest habitats, from highland and lowland forests in the region around Cairns. 1. Atherton Tableland Dawn - The soft piping of Grey-headed Robins and the exhilarating songs of Spangled Drongos begin a rich dawn chorus in highland rainforest. The Atherton Tableland has some of the best areas of upland rainforest, and this recording takes us into the heart of it. 2. An Afternoon Rainshower - The approaching tropical rainy season is heralded by a light rainshower. This recording was made in Mobo Crater, a extinct volcanic caldera sheltering verdant rainforest, and features a diversity of mid-afternoon birdsong. 3. The Paradise Kingfishers of Lacey Creek - Fluttering elegantly with their long tail-plumes trailing, we hear Paradise Kingfishers among the dawnsongs of a lowland rainforest. Lowland rainforest is rarer than its mountain counterpart, as much of the coastal country has been cleared, often for sugar cane farms. Lacey Creek, near Mission Beach, is not only a precious remnant, but now a stronghold for the endangered Cassowary.