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British Bird Sounds on CD (audio CD)

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British Library Publishing
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Audio CD (Running time (CD1) 74 minutes (CD2) 77 minutes)
Ron Kettle and Richard Ranft
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The Definitive Audio Guide to Birds in Britain

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A collection of fascinating British bird sounds can be found on this CD, a perfect gift or reference point for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. A total of 175 bird species are heard on these two discs, ranging from the familiar tawny owl to the very rare call of the bittern. The authoritative guide to all British birds and bird sounds likely to be encountered by the average birdwatcher.

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Song and 'gowking' from two male cuckoos, bubbling calls from distant female.
Black grouse

'Highly recommended...excellent compilation and editing.' Birdwatching
`This new CD from the British Library is going to help me continue to find out more about the fascinating world of British wildlife, and, when out and about, will help me identify the sounds I'm listening to, which will let me know what I'm looking for.` Kaye Jemmeson, The Wear Valley Mercury
`The birdsongs and sounds are nicely rendered; crisp, clear and with little or no confusing background noise.` The Guardian

Track listing

CD One:

1 Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica)
2 Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata)
3 Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
4 Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
5 Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)
6 Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)
7 Storm Petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus)
8 Gannet (Sula bassana)
9 Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
10 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
11 Bewick's Swan (Cygnus columbianus)
12 Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)
13 Bean Goose (Anser Fabalis)
14 Pink-Footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)
15 White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons.)
16 Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
17 Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
18 Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
19 Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)
20 Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
21 Teal (Anas crecca)
22 Wigeon (Anas penelope)
23 Gadwall (Anas strepera)
24 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
25 Pintail (Anas acuta)
26 Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
27 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
28 Eider (Somateria mollissima)
29 Long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis)
30 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
31 Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
32 Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
33 Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
34 Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
35 Peregrine (Falco peregrinus)
36 Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus)
37 Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix)
38 Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
39 Red-Legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)
40 Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix)
41 Quail (Coturnix)
42 Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
43 Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
44 Corncrake (Crex crex)
45 Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
46 Coot (Fulica atra)
47 Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)
48 Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
49 Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)
50 Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
51 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
52 Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)
53 Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
54 Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
55 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
56 Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
57 Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
58 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
59 Curlew (Numenius arquata)
60 Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)
61 Redshank (Tringa totanus)
62 Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
63 Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
64 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
65 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
66 Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)
67 Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
68 Common Gull (Larus canus)
69 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
70 Lesser Black-Backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
71 Great Black-Backed Gull (Larus marinus)
72 Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
73 Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)
74 Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
75 Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)
76 Little Tern (Sterna albifrons)
77 Guillemot (Uria aalge)
78 Razorbill (Alca torda)
79 Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)
80 Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
81 Stock Dove (Columba oenus)
82 Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
83 Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
84 Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
85 Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
86 Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
87 Little Owl (Athene noctua)
88 Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
89 Long-Eared Owl (Asio otus)
90 Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
91 Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
92 Swift (Apus apus)
93 Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
94 Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
95 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
96 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor)

CD Two:

1 Woodlark (Lullula arborea)
2 Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
3 Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
4 Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)
5 House Martin (Delichon urbica)
6 Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
7 Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
8 Rock Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
9 Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
10 Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
11 Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
12 Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
13 Wren (Troglodytes)
14 Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
15 Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
16 Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
17 Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
18 Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
19 Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
20 Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)
21 Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
22 Blackbird (Turdus merula)
23 Mistle Thrust (Turdus viscivorus)
24 Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
25 Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)
26 Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
27 Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
28 Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti)
29 Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia)
30 Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenbaenus)
31 Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)
32 Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
33 Dartford Warbler (Sylvia undata)
34 Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
35 Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
36 Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
37 Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
38 Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)
39 Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
40 Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
41 Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
42 Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus)
43 Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
44 Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
45 Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)
46 Long-Tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
47 Willow Tit (Parus montanus)
48 Marsh Tit (Parus palustris)
49 Coal Tit (Parus ater)
50 Great Tit (Parus major)
51 Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
52 Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
53 Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)
54 Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
55 Magpie (Pica pica)
56 Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)
57 Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
58 Rook (Corvus frugilegus)
59 Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
60 Raven (Corvus corax)
61 Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
62 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
63 Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
64 Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
65 Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)
66 Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
67 Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
68 Siskin (Carduelis spinus)
69 Redpoll (Carduelis flammea)
70 Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
71 Twite (Acanthis flavirostris)
72 Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
73 Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
74 Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
75 Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)
76 Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)
77 Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus)
78 Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
79 Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)

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