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Die große Kosmos-Vogelstimmen-DVD: 220 Vögel, Filme und Stimmen

By: Hans-Heiner Bergmann (Author), Wiltraud Engländer (Author)

184 pages, 2 discs, includes 184-page book

Kosmos Verlag

DVD | Jan 2012 | #208541 | ISBN-13: 9783440126158
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Language: German

For both the curious beginner and the experienced ornithologist: Die große Kosmos-Vogelstimmen-DVD contains two DVDs where you can watch birds singing or calling up close. The DVDs document 220 species of birds with their individual songs. The first DVD presents 110 passerines, the second 110 non-passerines. The accompanying book provides further details.

Summary in German:
Ob neugieriger Einsteiger oder erfahrener Ornithologe: Von diesen zwei innovativen DVDs profitieren alle Vogelfreunde. Hier kann man Vögeln beim Singen oder Rufen aus der Nähe zusehen. So prägen sich die Stimmen viel leichter ein. 

220 Vogelarten mit ihren Rufen und Gesängen erfreuen uns durch wunderschöne Bilder in Filmen, die Vögel singen dabei schnabelsynchron! Auf der ersten DVD werden 110 Singvögel, auf der zweiten DVD 110 Nicht-Singvögel vorgestellt. Das Artenspektrum reicht dabei von der Alpenbraunelle bis zum Zistensänger und vom Alpenstrandläufer bis zum Zwergtaucher. Ein Sprecher erklärt jede Darstellung, das Begleitbuch informiert noch ausführlicher. 

Ein unerreichtes ornithologisches Film-Erlebnis.

"This splendid sound and video guide by two German bioacoustics experts was first published in 2005, albeit then with just one DVD presenting 100 European bird species (for a review, see Ibis 147: 863 –864). DVD 1 of the expanded and thus even more impressive new edition has films of 110 songbirds (from Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris to Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis), while DVD 2 shows the same number of non-passerines – Dunlin Calidris alpina to Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis – each for an average of 80 s.

In the book, written by the first author, the Introduction begins with remarks about listening to and watching the films with or without a spoken commentary. Longer subsections then cover all the information needed on: how to operate the DVDs, use the menus and select recordings alphabetically or by groups of related species; the recording techniques employed; what the DVDs offer (ideally for each species: habitat and song; brief presentation and, if possible, different plumages; songs, calls and instrumental sounds of, in some cases, both sexes and juveniles) and cannot (yet) offer; and the range of species filmed (mainly those breeding in Central Europe, but also some in other categories such as regular winter visitors to the region). In addition to marginal notes about the recordings used, species accounts comprise a brief portrayal (description, habitat, characteristic behaviour) and, closely linked with that, detailed descriptions of voice and other sounds given in various situations."

- M.G. Wilson, Ibis 156, 2014

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Dr. Wiltraud Engländer ist Biologin mit einer Passion fürs Filmen. Sie hat an internationalen Tierfilmproduktionen mitgearbeitet. Prof. Dr. Hans-Heiner Bergmann hat zahlreiche Arbeiten und Bücher zur Ornithologie verfasst.

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