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.
How to use this book
Descriptions and images of the 76 animals featured on the accompanying CD
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.