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Bird Sounds: How and Why Birds Sing, Call, Chatter, and Screech

Popular ScienceOut of Print

By: Barry Kent MacKay

147 pages, Col illus

Stackpole Books

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #118768 | ISBN: 0811727874
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A thorough and engaging examination of the variety of sounds birds make, from the familiar singing of songbirds and the hammering of woodpeckers to the harsh cacklings of crows. The hows and whys of bird vocalisation, regional variation and speciation, and communication among species are discussed. Describes both native and exotic bird behaviour and includes the latest research -- all illustrated with full-colour paintings by the author.


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