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A Mysterious Dusk in the Ravines

Artist: Melissa Pons
Andalusia, Spain

A stunning place that immediately offers an opportunity for reflection and awe: how we move in difficult terrain for ourselves, how can we speak respectfully, to admire more-than-human animals without owning them. Listening by focusing on what is around us and observing has been my closest form of meditation and it can foster a sense of kinship and reveal a level of inter-dependence.


This recording features the calls and songs of the Red-breasted flycatcher (Ficedula parva), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Eurasian griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), the magnificent Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), Common-Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus), a Woodpecker, probably the Eurasian Green (Picus viridis), Black bird (Turdus Merula).


I first heard and saw the red-billed chough in an Andalusian town and I just fell in love with their call in flight and their spectacular movements. I feel so lucky that they are now on these recordings and I hope I can share this feeling with everyone who listens.


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