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The Calls of Frogs and Toads

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A superb collection of field recordings and descriptions offer unparalleled access to the sounds and calls of numerous popular and less well-known amphibians. The book and CD provide an introduction to the sound repertoire of species living in eastern and central North America. A variety of calls from each species are included, along with an in-depth description and explanation of their significance. In addition to color photographs of the most common species, the text offers a fascinating look at the science of ...
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Overview

A superb collection of field recordings and descriptions offer unparalleled access to the sounds and calls of numerous popular and less well-known amphibians. The book and CD provide an introduction to the sound repertoire of species living in eastern and central North America. A variety of calls from each species are included, along with an in-depth description and explanation of their significance. In addition to color photographs of the most common species, the text offers a fascinating look at the science of amphibian calls, making this guide an indispensable aid for the outdoor enthusiast.

Author Biography: Lang Elliott is the owner of NatureSound Studio, a wildlife recording company based in Ithaca, New York. He is also the author of Common Birds and Their Songs (0395912385).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878194251
  • Publisher: Nature Sound Studio
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 44

Table of Contents

Credits and Acknowledgments vi
Introduction 1
Life History and Breeding 2
Call Types and Their Functions 4
Learning to Identify Frog and Toad Sounds 7
Ranidae: The True Frogs 11
1. Bullfrog 12
2. Pig Frog 13
3. Green Frog 14
4. Wood Frog 15
5. Mink Frog 16
6. Carpenter Frog 17
7. Florida Bog Frog 18
8. Plains Leopard Frog 19
9. Southern Leopard Frog 20
10. Northern Leopard Frog 21
11. Pickerel Frog 22
12. Gopher Frog 23
13. Crawfish Frog 24
14. River Frog 25
Hylidae: Treefrogs and Allies 27
15. Green Treefrog 28
16. Pine Barrens Treefrog 29
17. Barking Treefrog 30
18. Squirrel Treefrog 31
19. Pine Woods Treefrog 32
20. Gray Treefrog 33
21. Cope's Gray Treefrog 34
22. Bird-voiced Treefrog 35
23. Spring Peeper 36
24. Ornate Chorus Frog 37
25. Strecker's Chorus Frog 38
26. Little Grass Frog 39
27. Western Chorus Frog 40
28. Southern Chorus Frog 41
29. Brimley's Chorus Frog 42
30. Mountain Chorus Frog 43
31. Northern Cricket Frog 44
32. Southern Cricket Frog 45
Bufonidae: The True Toads 47
33. American Toad 48
34. Southern Toad 49
35. Gulf Coast Toad 50
36. Fowler's Toad 51
37. Great Plains Toad 52
38. Oak Toad 53
Pelobatidae: The Spadefoots 55
39. Eastern Spadefoot 56
40. Plains Spadefoot 57
Microhylidae: The Narrowmouth Toads 59
41. Eastern Narrowmouth Toad 60
42. Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad 61
Master List of CD Contents 62
Frog and Toad Families: A Quick Reference 65
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