What sound do the animals make?

There a lot of moose here. Like other animals they make various sounds depending on what they are doing and what they want.
Believe it or not, they can sound like this! Listen! Click the images!

The moose is everywhere, also above the tree line.

The sound a bear makes might not be completely unfamiliar. Here you can hear them! The bear is the trademark animal of Härjedalen. In the autumn they roam the slopes feeding on berries.

Bilberries and crowberries are popular bear-foods

The lynx is at home among the gullies and stone blocks. They make numerous sounds. Listen! The lynx is a stalker hunting rodents, hare, roe deer or reindeer. Most often we see nothing but their tracks as they almost always discover the humans first.

The lynx is often found in the old forest just below the mountain.

The lemmings are strange, little rodents. Some years they can be very numerous and then often end up as food for rough-legged buzzards and others. In such years the mountain is teeming with life thanks to the lemmings.

When the lemmings are numerous maybe one bird or another is saved from becoming food.

The wolverine is an industrious gatherer. It will partition the meat and hide it.

The wolverine might look clumsy while running, but it is actually a great distance loper. It is an animal famous for being blood thirsty, but will happily eat carcasses of animals that it has not killed itself.

The willow grouse will gather in the autumn in enormous flocks, sometimes several thousand strong.

The grouse are present here as two species. The rock grouse thrive high up in the mountains and the willow grouse live among the birches down in the valleys, maybe by a babbling brook

The rock grouse makes a very characteristic creaking sound.

Both rock- and willow grouse will change from white to speckled grey brown in the spring.

The golden eagle is a majestic bird, large with a golden brown crown. Old eagles will stay in their territory all year round. They will eat anything from small rodents to larger animals, both their own prey and carcasses killed by others.

The Sonfjäll national park is an important area for the golden eagle.

In the spruce forests you can meet the charming Siberian jay all year round.

The golden plover produces a melancholy whistle. Sometimes the golden plover will follow the odd mountain trekker passing too close to its nest.

Black grouse, capercaillie, hazel-hen and willow grouse are all to be found here. They have no problem surviving the hard winter season.

Black grouse lekking, a grinding sound.

The male sits on the eggs and raises the dotterels chicks.

The dotterel is a wading bird at home above the tree line. One has to be a specialist to be able to eke a living out of the sparse vegetation here. Meadow pipit and northern wheatear are other examples of birds sharing this habitat.

There are many sounds coming from animals. Here you have heard some examples. Animals can produce sound to warn or to lure. They might be protecting their territories or communicating with their young, the purposes can be many.