SD22 African Grey Parrot
SD22 African Grey Parrot
SD22 African Grey Parrot
SD22 African Grey Parrot

SD22 African Grey Parrot

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  • In African Grey Parrot, get a musical collection of parrot vocalizations from Myrtle the parrot. Hear short squeaks so adorable I couldn't help but smile and powerful clicks that sound like alien languages. Hear visceral screeches that could cause nightmares and playful whistles so musical you'd think she had a tune stuck in her head.
  • This library offers you a collection of sounds from a fascinating species. I didn't know one parrot could make such a wide variety of vocalizations and it was a joy to hear them for the first time as I got to know Myrtle over several sessions. I hope you enjoy them too. Thanks for listening. 


  • Visceral screeches
  • Alarm calls
  • Playful squawks and sqeaks
  • Musical whistles
  • Whooshing wing flaps
  • Please note: the "Pitch Shifted Demo" was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, African Grey Parrot does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.


          • A friend of mine in Philly recently got an African Grey Parrot. These parrots can live 40-60 years as pets, so this is a serious long-term commitment. People have to put these parrots in their will because your parrot often outlives you!
          • Myrtle the parrot is an adolescent and is discovering her voice. I was lucky to be able to spend 4 separate session with her as she explored the full range of her vocal chords.
          • I was only the second human Myrtle had spent time with, so she was very nervous during the first session. I mostly captured alarm calls and nervous screeches.
          • However, as I returned for more sessions, she became more comfortable and made a wide variety of happy and playful calls. My favorites was the clicks she makes that sound like an alien language.
          • Lessons Learned – I recorded Myrtle in Double Mid/Side, left the mics on a stand near her, and then backed away. Because I recording in surround, when she moved off axis, I could rotated the surround image in Harpex to center the final stereo rendering included in this library. By leaving the mic in one place Myrtle got comfortable and I was able to capture joyful and playful sounds from this captivating species of parrot.

            FILE LIST:

              LIBRARY INFO:

              Stereo Specs: 311 MB – 192 kHz / 24-bit – 54 stereo WAV files – 225+ sounds – Approx. 5 min total
              Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV
              Categories: Animals & Creatures, African Grey Parrot
              Location: Philadelphia, Summer 2020
              Mastering: read my Field Recording Mastering Rules for more info.
              Delivery: Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
              License type: Single user, royalty-free - for a multi-user license, click here
              Sound Library Guarantee: If you're unhappy with my field recordings in any way, I'll give you store credit equal to the cost of the sound library. Read the full details – here.

              GEAR USED:

              • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in Mid/Side
              • Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
              • Cinela Mid/Side Blimp

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