This page contains
audio clips of the ambient sounds of the rain forest. The recording
was made at night near Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Recording by Ron Hipschman
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
Puerto Rico's rain forests are home for more than
16 species of frogs. Photo by Dale Marcellini.