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The singing life of birds : the art and science of listening to birdsong / Donald E. Kroodsma ; drawings by Nancy Haver.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Harney County Library 598.159 KROODSMA (Text) 37720000458208 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/19/2012 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 598.1594 KROODSMA (Text) 37620000508566 Display Book None 03/21/2006 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0618405682
  • Physical Description: xii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-451) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Beginnings -- Hearing and seeing bird sounds -- The Bewick's wren -- The American robin -- Good listening, good questions, this book -- How songs develop -- Learning songs: where, when, and from whom -- The white-crowned sparrow -- The song sparrow -- Borrowed songs: mimicry -- The northern mockingbird -- Songs that aren't learned -- Tyrant flycatchers: alder and willow flycatchers, eastern phoebe -- Why some species learn and others don't -- The tree-wattled bellbird -- The sedge wren -- Dialects: how and why songs vary from place to place -- The great marsh wren divide -- The black-capped chickadee -- The chestnut-sides warbler -- Travels with towhees, eastern and spotted -- The tufted titmouse -- Extremes of male songs -- Songbirds without a song -- The blue jay -- Songbirds with especially complex songs -- The brown thrasher -- The sage thrasher -- The winter wren -- Songbirds with especially beautiful songs -- The Bachman's sparrow -- The wood thrush -- The hermit thrush -- Music to our ears -- Songs on the wing -- The American woodcock -- Tireless singers -- The whip-poor-will -- The red-eyed vireo -- The hour before the dawn -- The eastern wood-pewee -- Chipping and Brewer's sparrows -- The eastern bluebird -- She also sings -- The barred owl -- The Carolina wren -- The northern cardinal.
Subject: Birdsongs

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