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Countryside Birds Audiobook

Countryside Birds: An Audio Guide to Bird Sounds of the British Countryside

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Publisher's Summary

The British countryside is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife and any walk, whether it be in woodland, wetland or open country, is always accompanied by the varied songs and calls of our birdlife. This identification guide presents the sounds of 65 species that call the British countryside home, from songbirds such as the Yellowhammer, Skylark and Reed Warbler to game birds such as the Pheasant and Red-legged Partridge and birds of prey such as the Kestrel and Buzzard.

Each track includes a spoken introduction giving the name of the species. Track listing:

  • 1. Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus
  • 2. Tawny Owl, Strix aluco
  • 3. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major
  • 4. Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
  • 5. Robin, Erithacus rubecula
  • 6. Nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos
  • 7. Redstart, Phoenicurus phoenicurus
  • 8. Blackbird, Turdus merula
  • 9. Mistle Thrush, Turdus viscivorus
  • 10. Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos
  • 11. Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla
  • 12. Garden Warbler, Sylvia borin
  • 13. Wood Warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix
  • 14. Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita
  • 15. Willow Warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus
  • 16. Goldcrest, Regulus regulus
  • 17. Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata
  • 18. Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus
  • 19. Great Tit, Parus major
  • 20. Coal Tit, Periparus ater
  • 21. Nuthatch, Sitta europaea
  • 22. Jay, Garrulus glandarius
  • 23. Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus
  • 24. Treecreeper, Certhia familiaris
  • 25. Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
  • 26. Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris
  • 27. Siskin, Carduelis spinus
  • 28. Red Grouse, Lagopus lagopus
  • 29. Red-legged Partridge, Alectoris rufa
  • 30. Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
  • 31. Buzzard, Buteo buteo
  • 32. Curlew, Numenius arquata
  • 33. Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
  • 34. Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus
  • 35. Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus
  • 36. Green Woodpecker, Picus viridis
  • 37. Skylark, Alauda arvensis
  • 38. Swallow, Hirundo rustica
  • 39. Meadow Pipit, Anthus pratensis
  • 40. Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra
  • 41. Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe
  • 42. Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
  • 43. Magpie, Pica pica
  • 44. Jackdaw, Corvus monedula
  • 45. Rook, Corvus frugilegus
  • 46. Carrion Crow, Corvus corone
  • 47. Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
  • 48. Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
  • 49. Linnet, Acanthis cannabina
  • 50. Yellowhammer, Emberiza citronella
  • 51. Corn Bunting, Miliaria calandra
  • 52. Greylag Goose, Anser anser
  • 53. Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
  • 54. Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
  • 55. Coot, Fulica atra
  • 56. Oystercatcher, Haematopus Ostralegus
  • 57. Redshank, Tringa tetanus;
  • 58. Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus
  • 59. Snipe, Gallinago gallinago
  • 60. Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos
  • 61. Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus
  • 62. Common Gull, Larus canus
  • 63. Sedge Warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
  • 64. Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus
  • 65. Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus

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    "An evocative, enjoyable listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Countryside Birds the most enjoyable?

    Just listening to the songs of the birds


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Countryside Birds?

    hearing waders and other birds found away from woodland


    Which character – as performed by Cookie Weymouth – was your favourite?

    lapwing, curlew, blackbird, nuthatch, though not performed by cookie


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but I was taken in by the atmosphere


    Any additional comments?

    If you love listening to the sounds of different birds, this is a great book. There may be no story, but there doesn't need to be.

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