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500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa

Chris Merkord
  • Doug Newman Random House Struik 2013 http://www.randomstruik.co.za/books/500-common-bird-calls-in-southern-africa/5121

    Book: 176 pages

    Audio CD

    English , Afrotropic, No value 08/01/2013 9781431701209 No value

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; the book 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.

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