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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.

A selection of recordings used in Oates et al. 2021, together with examples of the calls of other hyrax species, is available here 

For hyrax pictures please visit the Hyrax PhotoMap

Three hyrax  Dendrohyrax
Southern tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax arboreus

Loita Hills, southern Kenya. By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski
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 National Park, 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 Resource Reserve, southeast Ghana. By R. Dowsett
Tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax sp.

Strangled thwack, Ngangao Forest, Taita Hills, southern Kenya. By H. Rosti
Tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax sp.

Hac, Ngangao Forest, Taita Hills, southern Kenya. By H. Rosti
Tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax sp.

Song beginning, Ngangao Forest, Taita Hills, southern Kenya. By H. Rosti
Tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax sp.

Song, Ngangao Forest, Taita Hills, southern Kenya. By H. Rosti
Tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax sp.

Strangled thwack, Mbololo Forest, Taita Hills, southern Kenya. By H. Rosti
Tree hyrax
Dendrohyrax sp.

Hac, Mbololo Forest, Taita Hills, southern Kenya. By H. Rosti

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

Mount Kadam, Uganda. By Y. de Jong & T. Butynski
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