The music album, which was created exclusively from trilling, whistling and singing endangered Australian birds, reached the top five of the local Aria music chart.
The recording, entitled Song of Disappearance, surpassed ABBA and Christmas favorites such as Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey.Read also Using DNA analysis, the researchers built a pedigree from the Neolithic
The album was created by the non-governmental group of bird watchers BirdLife Australia and composed of 53 of the most endangered Australian bird species. The album mainly used recordings by David Stewart, who has been recording the sounds of Australian wildlife for more than 30 years.
In some cases, they had to wait long hours in the bush to record a single short trilo.
When the album hit the market on December 3, a social media campaign was launched to put bird songs on the charts – and it worked. The record became the first of its kind to make it into the top five. Proceeds from the sale will go to BirdLife Australia conservation projects.Read also Perfectly preserved dinosaur embryos have been discovered in China
There are now 1,299 bird species in Australia, one in six of which is endangered, according to a study by Charles Darwin University. According to experts, one of the main reasons is climate change.
Massive forest fires of 2019 and 2020 destroyed the natural habitats of many bird species, and BirdLife Australia estimates that the number of endangered species has increased by as much as a quarter.
Source: Pravda – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.
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