by Mark Constantine
Learn the facts of bird sound whilst listening to nearly 200 stereo recordings from around the world. Combining anecdote, scientific theory and practical field experience, this is a step by step guide through tone, pitch, rhythm, reading sonograms, acoustics and using sounds to age and sex birds.
It explains how bird sounds are often the first of previously unrecognised taxonomic splits, and explains how to identify them.
Accompanied by 2 CD's, 99 songs on each, colour photographs, illustrations, 192pp. 2006