Researchers in the Amazon have discovered that the white bellbird is the loudest bird in the world. This small bird belts out out a mating call at a deafening 125 decibels.

How does this bird’s loudness compare to other ear-splitting sounds? This bird’s mating call is louder than a train or a clap of thunder.

125 decibels is where noise actually starts to get painful.

The bird that previously held this record was a screaming piha with a call of 116 decibels.

Credit: Discover Magazine via YouTube

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