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Sounds of Animals and Birds

This is a list of the accepted names used in English for the cries of animals and birds:

apes

gibber

asses

bray

bees

hum

beetles

drone

bears

growl

bitterns

boom

blackbirds

whistle

blackcaps

we speak of the“chick-chick” of the blackcap

bulls

bellow

camels

grump

canaries

sing or quaver

cats

mew, purr, swear, and caterwaul

calves

bleat and blear

chaffinches

chirp or pink

chickens

pip

cicadæ

sing

cocks

crow

cows

moo or low

crows

caw

cuckoos

cry, cuckoo

deer

bell

dolphins

click

donkeys

bray

dogs

bark, bay, howl, and yelp

doves

coo

ducks

quack

eagles

scream

elephants

trumpet

falcons

chant

flies

buzz

foxes

bark and yelp

frogs

croak

geese

cackle and hiss

goldfinch

we speak of the “merry twinkle” of the female

grasshoppers

chirp and pitter

grouse

we speak of the “drumming” of the grouse

guineafowls

cry “come back”

guineapigs

squeak

hares

squeak

hawks

scream

hens

cackle and cluck

horses

neigh and whinny

hyenas

laugh

jackals

howl

jays

chatter

kittens

mew

lambs

baa and bleat

larks

sing

linnets

chuckle in their call

lions

roar

magpies

chatter

mice

squeak and squeal

monkeys

chatter and gibber

nightingales

pipe and warble

owls

hoot and screech

oxen

low and bellow

parrots

talk

peacocks

scream

pigeons

coo

pigs

grunt, squeak, and squeal

puppies

yelp

raccoons

chitter

ravens

croak

robins

chirp

redstarts

whistle

rooks

caw

screech-owls

screech or shriek

sheep

baa or bleat

snakes

hiss

sparrows

chirp or yelp

stags

bellow and call

swallows

twitter

swans

cry

thrushes

whistle

tigers

growl

turkey-cocks

gobble

vultures

scream

whales

hum

whitethroats

chirr

wolves

howl