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The Songs of Wild Birds with CD (Audio)

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ISBN13: 9780618663989
ISBN10: 0618663983
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Publisher Comments:

Birding by ear has become more popular than ever as a way of locating

and identifying birds. World renowned for his extensive collection of

bird song recordings, Lang Elliott has selected songs of fifty North American

birds for his new book, which follows on the heels of his acclaimed

Music of the Birds. More than just a teaching tool, these recordings are fascinating

to listen to. Many birds have unique or unusual sound-making

behaviors, such as the flight song of the ovenbird, the dawn song of the

eastern wood-pewee, and the duetting between males and females of

many species. Elliott writes about his exploits recording these sounds and

includes his favorite stories about the birds. For each species, a short

essay accompanies a gorgeous color photograph and sonagrams of the

vocalizations.

The package includes a seventy-minute CD with samples of all the

songs and calls discussed, along with brief narrated introductions by

the author. Relaxing dawn chorus soundscapes without narration are

included at the end.

Synopsis:

The Songs of Wild Birds is a unique introduction to the voices of more than fifty native birds. Along with beautiful songbirds, the book features owls, rails, bitterns, snipe, and a host of lesser-known birds that make strange, curious, or bizarre sounds. The informative text and outstanding photographs are accompanied by memory phrases and sonagrams that provide phonetic and visual representations of songs. In fifty essays, Lang Elliott shares his favorite stories about these birds, with emphasis on the unusual aspects of their singing or calling behavior.

The accompanying sixty-five-minute audio compact disc presents samples of all the songs and calls discussed, along with narrated introductions by the author.

About the Author

Lang Elliott, a renowned photographer of birds, is the founder of the Nature Sound Studio and the author of many audio guides to wildlife sounds. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword — 8 Preface — 11 About Sonagrams — 12 The Compact Disc — 14 The Fifty Essays — 15 All About Bird Sounds — 116 Acknowledgments — 121 Sources and Further Reading — 122 Photo Credits — 126 The Sound Recordings — 127 Index —128

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Snotra, May 7, 2012 (view all comments by Snotra)
Well-known sound recordist, writer and photographer Lang Elliott has exercised his magic, or rather, the magic of Song Birds through this Audio CD + Book set that showcases 50 of the most interesting North American birds making incredible music.

From the Oong-ka-choonk of the plain looking American Bittern to the Who-cooks-for-you of the Barred Owl, the recordings instruct and entertain us about these marvelous birds and the sounds they make. The full page photographs and one-page description of each of the 50 birds provides just enough information to keep us riveted.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618663989
Author:
Elliott, Lang
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Songbirds
Subject:
Birdsongs
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book and Disk
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
55 color photographs
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 8.5 in 1.16 lb

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The Songs of Wild Birds is a unique introduction to the voices of more than fifty native birds. Along with beautiful songbirds, the book features owls, rails, bitterns, snipe, and a host of lesser-known birds that make strange, curious, or bizarre sounds. The informative text and outstanding photographs are accompanied by memory phrases and sonagrams that provide phonetic and visual representations of songs. In fifty essays, Lang Elliott shares his favorite stories about these birds, with emphasis on the unusual aspects of their singing or calling behavior.

The accompanying sixty-five-minute audio compact disc presents samples of all the songs and calls discussed, along with narrated introductions by the author.

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