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Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song by [Les Beletsky, Jon L. Dunn]

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Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song Kindle Edition with Audio/Video

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Drawing from the collection of the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Songs presents the most notable North American birds, including the rediscovered Ivory-billed Woodpecker, with lavish full-color illustrations and accompanied by their corresponding songs and calls. Renowned bird biologist Les Beletsky provides a succinct description of each of the 250 birds profiled, with an emphasis on their distinctive songs.

In his foreword, North American bird expert and distinguished natural historian Jon L. Dunn shares insights gained from a lifetime of passionate study. Complete with the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information, Bird Songs is the first book to capture the enchantment of these beautiful birds in words, pictures, and song.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, located in Ithaca, New York, is a nonprofit institution focused on birds and whose mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research. The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab is the major source of sound recordings of birds for research, education, conservation, the media, and commercial products.

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Here are splendid color illustrations of 250 species of birds, some showing only the male and others showing both the male and female. Drawing from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the book is divided into four parts: seabirds, shorebirds, and water birds; forest birds; woodland birds; and open-country birds. With each illustration is a description of the bird's range in the U.S and Canada and its ecology and behavior. The profiles emphasize the birds' vocalizations--both songs and calls--which can be heard on an audio component that comes with the book. By using this digital audio technology, readers will be able to relate the songs and calls to the birds' appearances. Beletsky, a notable bird biologist, has written a fascinating book that will aid bird-watchers. George Cohen
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 44 MB
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print Length : 368 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books (May 3, 2010)
  • Publication Date : May 3, 2010
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B003JH8WN8
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319 ratings