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African fish eagles – an unsuccessful hunt

Continuing our summary of the Sounding Nature project, join us today at dawn in the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary in Senegal.

Listen to the unforgettable sound of African fish eagles carries over the water, accompanied by other bird calls, distant pelican croaks and water movement, recorded by George Vlad.

The reimagined sound is a reflection on the impact humans are having on the fish eagles’ natural habitat, which is forcing them to find new ways in which to feed themselves – in this case, by attacking and killing flamingoes which they are then often unable to feed upon as the prey is too large for them to carry away. This is a sonic reflection on one such unsuccessful hunt.

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