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Title: Sounds of the African Bush
Type: Wildlife Guide
Author: Gordon King; Doug Newman
Publisher: Struik Nature; Random House Struik
Cape Town, South Africa 2013
ISBN 9781920572419 / ISBN 978-1-92057-241-9
Softcover, 15x21 cm, 48 pages, 1 Audio CD
How many African animals can you identify, listening only to their calls? A chorus of animal calls can be heard throughout the African wild, often well before the animals are spotted. Animals may be elusive or well-camouflaged, making them difficult to see in their natural environment. This easy-to-use package helps to identify a range of more commonly encountered African animals, based on their distinctive calls. Enclosed CD featuring 76 common animal calls. Full-colour photographs of each species, distribution maps and interesting text about their habits, diets and calls. Invaluable for nature lovers of all ages, this CD and book will provide a new way of recognising many of the most common mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects of Africa.
Content: Sounds of the African Bush
How to use this book
Descriptions and images of the 76 animals featured on the accompanying CD
Example: Large-spotted Genet / Genetta tigrina / Rooikol muskejaatkat
Large-spotted genets are solitary, nocturnal animals. During the day, they rest in dense clumps of foliage, making them difficult to see. As agile tree climbers, large-spotted genets spend a fair amount of time in the canopy, and are capable of jumping between tree tops. Their range extends throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa, with a gap in southwest Africa that includes much of Namibia and South Africa, and part of Botswana.
Habitat: Woodland and forested areas.
Diet: Insects and other invertebrates; also reptiles, birds, rodents and occasionally fruit.
Call: A shrill, shrieking wail (similar to that of an injured dog) that may be heard at night.