The Calls of Frogs and Toads: Breeding Calls and Sounds of 42 Different Species

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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

These superb collections of field recordings and descriptions offer unparalleled access to the sounds and calls of numerous popular and less ...

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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.

Species covered in this book: Bullfrog - Pig Frog - Green Frog - Wood Frog - Mink Frog - Carpenter Frog - Florida Bog Frog - Plains Leopard Frog - Southern Leopard Frog - Northern Leopard Frog - Pickerel Frog - Gopher Frog - Crawfish Frog - River Frog - Green Treefrog - Pine Barrens Treefrog - Barking Treefrog - Squirrel Treefrog - Pine Woods Treefrog - Gray Treefrog - Cope's Gray Treefrog - Bird-voiced Treefrog - Spring Peeper - Ornate Chorus Frog - Strecker's Chorus Frog - Little Grass Frog - Western Chorus Frog - Southern Chorus Frog - Brimley's Chorus Frog - Mountain Chorus Frog - Northern Cricket Frog - Southern Cricket Frog - American Toad - Southern Toad - Gulf Coast Toad - Fowler's Toad - Great Plains Toad - Oak Toad - Eastern Spadefoot - Plains Spadefoot - Eastern Narrowmouth Toad - Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811729680
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 4/3/2002
  • Series: The Lang Elliott Audio Library
  • Edition description: Includes Audio CD
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 494,390
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.18 (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
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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