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500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa

Field / Identification Guide
The book gives a brief account for each species, including description of song, associated behaviour, similar-sounding species, favoured habitat, and a distribution map
The introduction discusses bird vocalisations, differences between true songbirds and non-songbirds and why calls often change with the seasons and time of day
The CD gives the song or distinctive call of each species

By: Doug Newman (Author)

176 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps, includes audio CD

Random House Struik

Paperback | Apr 2014 | #208151 | ISBN-13: 9781431701209
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £11.99 $15/€14 approx

About this book

Identify bird calls with this handy guide and CD, which together feature 500 distinctive southern African species. The CD gives the best-known song or call of each species; 500 Common Bird Calls: In Southern Africa provides clear and accessible text, with a brief account for each species, including a description of the song, associated behaviour, similar-sounding species, the bird's favoured habitat type, and a distribution map. The introduction describes interesting aspects of bird vocalisations, the differences between true songbirds and non-songbirds and why calls often change with the seasons and time of day. Delve into the endlessly fascinating language of birds with this concise guide and CD.


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Biography

Doug Newman is an electrical engineer with a keen interest in birds, particularly bird calls. He is cofounder of the SimplyBirding website www.simplybirding.com, and author of the highly successful Bird Calls for Beginners, More Bird Calls for Beginners and LBJs made Simple (all published by Struik Nature).

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