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African Bird Sounds, Volume 1: North-West Africa, Canaria and Cape-Verde Islands

African Bird Sounds, Volume 1: North-West Africa, Canaria and Cape-Verde Islands

Author: Claude Chappuis

Published: 2001-12-01

Publisher's Description:

Volume 1 covers 423 species.

The African Bird Sounds CD set does not include any spoken announcements. The species are split into separate tracks which are all listed in the accompanying booklets and none of the sounds are artificial in any way. The set was designed to be an identification guide the species recordings are rather short (an average of 30 seconds each). African Bird Sounds is an essential tool for anybody trying to familiarise themeselves with the songs and calls of African birds.

67 pages, Boxed 4-CD set with 67 page French/English booklet


Language: French and English

Also available as a 2 volume set.
Together with Volume 2, this major work contains a total of 3200 recordings of 1466 species from North, West and Central Africa. It wasd published by the Societe Ornithologiques de France in collaboration with The British Library National Sound Archive.

`This amazing collection is sure to become the 'gold' standard for any visitor to these regions of Africa. This is now the essential reference'. Birding World
`An outstanding achievement'. Ibis
`A monumental achievement - essential for anyone with an interest in African birds'. British Birds
`This magnificent publication will be unequalled'. Bulletin of the African Bird Club


  • Language: English
  • Biogeographical Realm: Afrotropic, Palearctic
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  • Publisher: British Library of Wild Sounds/National Sound Archive
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  • Series Title: African Bird Sounds
  • Number in Series: 1
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  • Date Published: 30 Nov 2001
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Chris Merkord
May 08 2013 06:57 PM

Review by Nigel Redman in the ABC Bulletin: http://www.africanbi...-central-africa