Sounds emitted by animals

Sounds emitted by animals

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Sounds emitted by animals: importance for survival

Animal Sound Functions

In Portuguese, as well as in foreign languages, there are names to designate the sounds made by the various species of animals. Remember that many species of animals make sounds as a communication resource with other animals of the same species. These sounds are mainly emitted in situations of reproduction, pup protection and territorial disputes. Many species also make sounds to scare off predators or attract prey. That is, sounds are of fundamental importance for the survival of these animal species.


Bee - azoinate and buzz

Tapir - Whistle

Swallow - chirping, tweeting and chirping

Donkey - azure, ornament and neigh

Araponga - Crackle, Hammer and Scream

Night birds - ulular

Ostrich - Quack

Calf - Shouting



Buffalo - Roaring and Mooing

Donkey Bray

Ram and Sheep - Bleating

Mouse - Sizzle

Horse neighing

Quail - chirp and trill

Camel - Blaterar

Cicada - sing, sizzle and ziziar

Swan - arensar

Snake - Ping

Owl - Chirriar

Elephant - Barrir

Dog - bark, bark and bark

Rabbit, Pig and Mouse - Squealing

Crow and Owl - Caw

Dromedary - Blaterar

Chicken - Cackling

Cat - meow

Rook - Quack


Alligator - Bellow, Cry

Lizard - Gecar

Wolf - Bark and Howl

Duck and Goose - Quack

Tiger - Snore

Birds - chirp, chirp and chirp

Insects in general - buzz

Lion, Jaguar, Bear and Tiger - Howling

Wild boar, fox and wolf - growling

Hyena - Ulular

Bat - Rustle

Peacock - Pupillary

Pelican - Quack

Peru - grunt

Pigeon - Cooing

Frog and Frog - Scratching

Bull - Shouting, Mooing and Snorting

Bear - Roar and Brave

Zebra - neighing and braying

The sound emitted by the wolves is known as howling.