Know Your Bird Sounds: Songs and Calls of Birds of the Countryside

Know Your Bird Sounds: Songs and Calls of Birds of the Countryside

by Lang Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0811729648

ISBN-13: 9780811729642

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Stackpole Books

  • Each book includes an hour-long CD with sounds for 35+ species
  • How to identify species by ear with text that provides helpful mnemonics for each sound plus when and how each call or song is used
  • Information on physical characteristics and life history of each species

    These superb collections of field recordings and descriptions offer unparalleled access

  • Overview

  • Each book includes an hour-long CD with sounds for 35+ species
  • How to identify species by ear with text that provides helpful mnemonics for each sound plus when and how each call or song is used
  • Information on physical characteristics and life history of each species

    These superb collections of field recordings and descriptions offer unparalleled access to the sounds and calls of numerous popular and less well known birds and amphibians. Each book and CD provides 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 avian and amphibian calls, making these guides indispensable aids for the outdoor enthusiast.

    Birds covered in this volume: American Goldfinch - Eastern Meadowlark - Northern Bobwhite - Killdeer - Barn Swallow - Indigo Bunting - Yellow Warbler - Eastern Towhee - Canada Goose - Mallard - Spotted Sandpiper - Tree Swallow - Marsh Wren - Common Yellowthroat - Red-winged Blackbird - Barred Owl - Great Horned Owl - Downy Woodpecker - Hairy Woodpecker - Pileated Woodpecker - Great-crested Flycatcher - Eastern Wood-Pewee - Wood Thrush - Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Scarlet Tanager - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Hermit Thrush - Dark-eyed Junco - Common Raven - Common Loon - Least Tern - Herring Gull - Clapper Rail - Willet

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780811729642
    Publisher:
    Stackpole Books
    Publication date:
    02/01/2004
    Series:
    Lang Elliott Audio Library Series
    Edition description:
    Book and Audio CD
    Pages:
    88
    Product dimensions:
    6.00(w) x 10.54(h) x 0.21(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Credits and Acknowledgmentsvi
    Introduction1
    Bird Sound Basics2
    Classification and Functions of Bird Sounds3
    The Sound Repertoire4
    More about Bird Song5
    Special Types of Song6
    Counter-Singing, Song-Matching, and Duetting7
    Vocal Imitation7
    Remembering Bird Sounds8
    Open Country and Brushy Areas
    1.American Goldfinch10
    2.Eastern Meadowlark12
    3.Northern Bobwhite14
    4.Eastern Kingbird16
    5.Killdeer18
    6.Barn Swallow20
    7.Indigo Bunting22
    8.Yellow Warbler24
    9.Eastern Towhee26
    Marsh, Lake, Stream, and Swamp
    10.Canada Goose28
    11.Mallard30
    12.Spotted Sandpiper32
    13.Tree Swallow34
    14.Marsh Wren36
    15.Common Yellowthroat38
    16.Red-winged Blackbird40
    17.Barred Owl42
    Forest and Pine Woods
    18.Great Horned Owl44
    19.Downy Woodpecker46
    20.Hairy Woodpecker48
    21.Pileated Woodpecker50
    22.Great-crested Flycatcher52
    23.Eastern Wood-Pewee54
    24.Wood Thrush56
    25.Rose-breasted Grosbeak58
    26.Scarlet Tanager60
    Northwoods and High Mountains
    27.Yellow-bellied Sapsucker62
    28.Hermit Thrush64
    29.Dark-eyed Junco66
    30.Common Raven68
    31.Common Loon70
    Salt Marsh and Seashore
    32.Least Tern72
    33.Herring Gull74
    34.Clapper Rail76
    35.Willet78
    Master List of CD Contents80

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