500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa by Doug Newman


Identify bird calls with this handy guide and CD, which together feature 500 distinctive southern African species. The CD gives the best-known song or call of each species; the book provides clear and accessible text, with a brief account for each species, including a description of the song, associated behaviour, similar-sounding species, the bird’s favoured habitat type, and a distribution map.

The introduction describes interesting aspects of bird vocalisations, the differences between true songbirds and non-songbirds and why calls often change with the seasons and time of day.

About Doug Newman

Doug Newman is an electrical engineer with a keen interest in birds, particularly bird calls. He is co-founder of the SimplyBirding website www.simplybirding.com, and author of the highly successful Bird Calls for Beginners, More Bird Calls for Beginners and LBJs made Simple.

Published by Struik Nature

ISBN: 9781431701209