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Birdsongs of South Africa

By: Scott Connop (Author)


Audio CD | Dec 2009 | #179091
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South Africa has everything that a birder could ask for. With a spectrum of habitat ranging from humid montane and lowland forests to sparse and succulent deserts, grassy highlands to bizarre coastal fynbos, exciting pelagic opportunities and fabulous game-viewing parks, this is one of the world's most popular destinations for anyone interested in unique endemic birding while being treated to one of the greatest mammal shows on Earth.

From korhaans to canaries, South Africa has an exciting mix of the spectacular and the cryptic, and this CD focuses on many of the most interesting vocalists of this diverse land, including many cuckoos, bush-shrikes, larks, and robin-chats.

The primary consideration for species inclusion is based on the importance of knowledge of sound in the discovery and verification of birds where sound plays a significant role in their behaviour. Secondary to this is the usefulness of including species that have a strong propensity for common or constant vocalization. The birds are arranged in taxonomic order according to Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa, VIIth edition.

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