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Hyrax vocalizations

Each species of hyrax (family Procaviidae) has its own unique set of vocalizations. Their advertisement calls are particularly loud and useful in distinguishing species. During primate surveys in Africa, members of the Nocturnal Primate Research Group, Oxford Brookes, UK, recorded the vocalizations of hyrax, belonging to three genera. We will, gradually, add hyrax recordings to the list below.

For hyrax pictures please visit the Hyrax PhotoMap

Three hyrax  Dendrohyrax
Southern tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax arboreus
Meru Forest, central Kenya
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski
Southern tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax arboreus
Nairobi, central south Kenya
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski
Southern tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax arboreus
Mount Kenya, central Kenya
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski
 Southern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreas) Ol Donyo Sabuk NP, Kenya.
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski 
 
 Southern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreas) Naro Moro, Kenya.
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski 
 
Eastern tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax validus
Mahenge, central south Tanzania
By T. Butynski & Y. de Jong
Western tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Eastern Nigeria,
By S. Bearder
Western tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Kakum, Ghana
By S. Bearder
Western tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
By T. Butynski
Western tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Nkout, south Cameroon
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski
Western tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Ntem, south Cameroon
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski
Western tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Makokou, Gabon
By L. Ambrose
Western tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Bili, northern DRC
By T. Butynski
Western tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda
By L. Ambrose
Western tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Mabira Forest Reserve, Uganda
By L. Ambrose
Benin tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax
Okomu Forest Reserve, Nigeria.
By S. Bearder 

 

Benin tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax
Benin,
By R. Dowsett
Benin tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax
Nyiali Forest, Benin.
By R. Dowsett
Benin tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax
Kalakpa Forest Reserve, southeast Ghana.
By R. Dowsett

Bush hyrax Heterohyrax brucei

Bush hyrax
Heterohyrax brucei
Tsavo East National Park, south-east Kenya
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski 
Bush hyrax
Heterohyrax brucei
Umi, Nile River, north-west Uganda
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski

Rock hyrax  Procavia capensis

Rock hyrax
Procavia capensis
Kidepo Valley National Park, north-east Uganda
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski
Rock hyrax
Procavia capensis
Agoro-Agu, Imatong Mountains, central-north Uganda
By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski
Rock hyrax
Procavia capensis
Grunts and clicks of two conflicting individuals.  Ein Gedi, Israel. By Amiyaal Ilany
Rock hyrax
Procavia capensis
Male. Ein Gedi, Israel. By Amiyaal Ilany

For the audio recordings of the Benin tree hyrax (used in Bearder et al. 2015) please see above or click here