London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1977, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Distribution maps; Sketches; Further reading list; Diagrams; Musical scores; References;
From the cover: This book introduces the whole subject of bird sound song, sound as part of territorial and mating displays, alarm and contact calls, and so on. It will stimulate anyone interested in birds to make as much sense of what they hear as of what they see and gives an overview of the subject that will be valuable to workers in allied fields. It does not, though, presuppose any special knowledge, and begins with introductory chapters on behaviour which put bird sounds in the wider context of the whole avian communication system.
Lucid descriptions of specific studies illustrate a text which relates them to general biological themes, but the good naturalists delight in the animal itself, as well as in precise observation, ma…
Introduction by: Frank Fraser Darling
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Index. 9¼” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Ornithology catalogue?