Grasshopper and cricket sounds for download

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Bjorn Beckmann
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Grasshopper and cricket sounds for download

Orthoptera songs can be very useful for identifying species in the field.

Click here to download recordings of 25 species, kindly provided by Baudewijn Odé (zip file, 12MB). You can play them on your mp3 player, mobile phone, computer etc.

The recordings are made without a bat detector, i.e. they are as you would hear them in nature. Several species especially bush-crickets have very high-pitched songs inaudible to many (except young ears). A bat detector, set to 20-40kHz will make them audible and is a great help when looking for Orthoptera in the field.

Further recordings and descriptions of the songs, hints how to distinguish them etc. can be found under the Species Accounts.