Explore the twilight world of owls that you can hear in your garden, the park or woods with this lyrical investigation into their sounds. Listen to previously unpublished digital stereo recordings of the owls of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, illustrated with annotated sonagrams. Enjoy paintings and photographs, often of the individuals recorded. Learn how to research into evolution, behaviour and sounds invite us to recognise a dozen new owl species. Share the thrill of closing in on a huge fish owl found only a handful of times before, the rarest owl in our region. Travel to rugged desert mountains, where the authors chanced upon a previously undiscovered owl, the first new Arabian bird species for nearly 80 years. Learn to listen like an owl and maybe you could find the next one.
- ISBN: 9789081093378
- Author(s): The Sound Approach, Magnus Robb
- Stock Code: 1093378
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs
- Pages: 308
- Published: 2015
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Be amazed by exclusive stereo recordings of 23 petrels as they electrify the night. Discover for yourself how research has decrypted new species on vulnerable and secret islands. Illustrates the sounds with sonograms and describes the recording locations. Colour plates help identification as they fly past the shore.
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