Know Your Bird Sounds, Volume 2: Songs and Calls of Birds of the Countryside

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  • 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

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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 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811729642
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 4/3/2002
  • Series: Know Your Bird Sounds Series
  • Edition description: Book and Audio CD
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 10.54 (h) x 0.21 (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
Open Country and Brushy Areas
1. American Goldfinch 10
2. Eastern Meadowlark 12
3. Northern Bobwhite 14
4. Eastern Kingbird 16
5. Killdeer 18
6. Barn Swallow 20
7. Indigo Bunting 22
8. Yellow Warbler 24
9. Eastern Towhee 26
Marsh, Lake, Stream, and Swamp
10. Canada Goose 28
11. Mallard 30
12. Spotted Sandpiper 32
13. Tree Swallow 34
14. Marsh Wren 36
15. Common Yellowthroat 38
16. Red-winged Blackbird 40
17. Barred Owl 42
Forest and Pine Woods
18. Great Horned Owl 44
19. Downy Woodpecker 46
20. Hairy Woodpecker 48
21. Pileated Woodpecker 50
22. Great-crested Flycatcher 52
23. Eastern Wood-Pewee 54
24. Wood Thrush 56
25. Rose-breasted Grosbeak 58
26. Scarlet Tanager 60
Northwoods and High Mountains
27. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 62
28. Hermit Thrush 64
29. Dark-eyed Junco 66
30. Common Raven 68
31. Common Loon 70
Salt Marsh and Seashore
32. Least Tern 72
33. Herring Gull 74
34. Clapper Rail 76
35. Willet 78
Master List of CD Contents 80
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