Know Your Bird Sounds, Volume 1: Songs and Calls of Yard, Garden and City Birds

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  • Each book includes an hour-long CD with sounds for 35+ species
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  • Information on physical characteristics and life history of each species

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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 Robin - Northern Cardinal - Baltimore Oriole - Tufted Titmouse - Black-capped Chickadee - Carolina Chickadee - White-breasted Nuthatch - House Wren - Carolina Wren - Cedar Waxwing - Brown Thrasher - Northern Mockingbird - Blue Jay - American Crow - Chimney Swift - Rock Dove - Mourning Dove - Eastern Screech-Owl - Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Red-bellied Woodpecker - Red-headed Woodpecker - Northern Flicker - Eastern Phoebe - Purple Martin - European Starling - Warbling Vireo - Song Sparrow - Chipping Sparrow - Brown-headed Cowbird - Common Grackle - House Sparrow - House Finch - Purple Finch

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811729635
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 4/3/2002
  • Series: Know Your Bird Sounds Series
  • Edition description: Book and Audio CD
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Lang Elliott is the owner of NatureSound Studio, a wildlife recording company based in Ithaca, New York.
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Table of Contents

Credits and Acknowledgments vi
Introduction 1
Bird Sound Basics 2
Classification and Functions of Bird Sounds 3
The Sound Repertoire 4
More about Bird Song 5
Special Types of Song 6
Counter-Singing, Song-Matching, and Duetting 7
Vocal Imitation 7
Remembering Bird Sounds 8
Sounds of Yard, Garden, and City Birds
1. American Robin 10
2. Northern Cardinal 12
3. Baltimore Oriole 14
4. Orchard Oriole 16
5. Tufted Titmouse 18
6. Black-capped Chickadee 20
7. Carolina Chickadee 22
8. White-breasted Nuthatch 24
9. House Wren 26
10. Carolina Wren 28
11. Cedar Waxwing 30
12. Gray Catbird 32
13. Brown Thrasher 34
14. Northern Mockingbird 36
15. Blue Jay 38
16. American Crow 40
17. Chimney Swift 42
18. Rock Dove 44
19. Mourning Dove 46
20. Eastern Screech-Owl 48
21. Ruby-throated Hummingbird 50
22. Red-bellied Woodpecker 52
23. Red-headed Woodpecker 54
24. Northern Flicker 56
25. Eastern Phoebe 58
26. Purple Martin 60
27. European Starling 62
28. Warbling Vireo 64
29. Song Sparrow 66
30. Chipping Sparrow 68
31. Brown-headed Cowbird 70
32. Common Grackle 72
33. House Sparrow 74
34. House Finch 76
35. Purple Finch 78
Master List of CD Contents 80
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