Sounds of Animals with Vocabulary List

Sounds are an important form of communication between animals, for both social and survival purposes. They provide animals with information about their environment, which can help them to adapt.

Here we will explore the different types of sounds animals make and what are sounds of animals are called in English.

Squeaks, Chirps and, Whistles

Birds make chirping sounds to attract mates or for social reasons. Whistles are made by the males of many species in order to attract females. Squeaks are made by some mammals, including mice and rats. These squeaks may be used as a form of communication with other animals, for example, to warn them about predators.

Animal sounds List with Images

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Sounds of Animals with their Names List

Cheetah bleat, chirp
Chicken chuck, cluck
Ant cry
Armadillo grunt
Beaver utter
Bee buzz,
Beetle gibber, drone
bird twitter, chirp
Bittern growl, boom
Alligator bellow, hiss
Aardvark bark, grunt
Buffalo drone
Camel nuzzing
Cat caterwaul, meow, purr
Coyote bell,troat
Ape moo
Goose squawk
Crane roar, growl, bellow, bray
Crocodile bellow, hiss
badger growl
Peacock scream
Bat poo
Bear pink, fink
Crow bleats, grunts
Deer bray, hee-haw
Dog bark, bay
Lark sings
Turkey gobbles
Wren warbles
Dolphin click
Swallow twitters
Donkey buzz
Dove coo
Seagull screams
Duck Honk, cackle, clang
Eagle squawk
Shark neigh, whinny
Grasshopper quack
Grouse squawk
Sheep baa, bleat
Snail rawr, cry
Snake hiss
Cockerel crows
Elephant caw
Ferret chirp, churr
Fish blub, glug, swish
Fly clang
Fox bark, yap, yelp
Goat drum
Gorilla grunt
Guinea Pig squeak, wheek
Hamster trumpet
hare squeak
Hawk scram
Hippopotamus yelp, cry
Hornet hum, buzz, murmur
Pigeon coo
Polar bear growl
Hyena scream, bellow, wail
Cattle boom
Chimpanzee chatter, gibber
Cockroach hiss
Kangaroo chatter, grunt, cluck,
Koala growl, roar
Leopard roar. Growl
Lion chatter
Llama laugh
Mole chirp
Nightingale bark
Frog croak
gerbil purr
Giraffe cry
Ostrich bleep
Otter meow, squeak
Owl hoot, screech,
Panda huff-quack, whistle
Parrot caw
Penguin honk, bleat
Pig grunt, squeal, snort
Possum growl, click, hiss
Rabbit squeak, drum
Porcupine mumble, grunt, snuff
Porpoise chitter
Horse neigh, whinny
Raccoon groan
Rat squeak
Raven croak
Rhinoceros grunt
Rook hiss
Sparrow pipe, warble,
Spider hiss
Squirrel squeak
Sealion bark
Tiger roar
Turtle scream
Viper scream
Wallaby chatter, cluck
Swan hiss, grunt
Termite thump, rattling
Yak grunt
Zebra whistle, click
Whale sing
Wolf whistle, twitter
Wombat growl
Woodpecker Click, laugh, yap
Monkey chatter, gibber
Moose bellow
Mouse peep, squeak

Fun Facts about Sounds of Animals

  • Birds are the only group of animals that make sounds with their tongues. They use these sounds to communicate with other birds, for example when warning them about predators or attracting mates.
  • The loud noises that bats make have a similar frequency to the sounds made by dolphins.
  • Mammals produce sounds with their throats, teeth and skin.
  • The bellowing call of elephants is one of the loudest animal calls in the world.
  • Some animals produce sounds by rubbing together parts of their bodies, such as the roughness on a cat’s tongue or the spines on a porcupine’s quills.
  • Insects produce noises by stridulation, a process that involves vibrations of parts of their bodies against each other.


A lot of animals are silent, but some are noisy. The sounds animals make can be categorized into two main types, calls and songs. Calls are the sounds made by animals to communicate with each other or to warn others about the danger. For example, a mother calls her cubs when she is in danger of being attacked by a predator. Songs are the sounds that animals make to attract mates.

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