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A survey of existing sound recordings of mammals and birds of Southern AFrica (During the period december 1971 @ February 1972)

G de Graaff, B Martin
Koedoe | Vol 15, No 1 | a677 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v15i1.677 | © 1972 G de Graaff, B Martin | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 December 1972 | Published: 03 December 1972

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G de Graaff, National Parks Board, South Africa
B Martin, Sengwa Research Station, South Africa

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The present status of sound recording of mammals and birds in Southern Africa is assessed. It is clear that the most significant collections of recordings are the result of private initiative by a very small number of individuals. Only some 9 of mammals and 61 of birds have been recorded. Possible ways and means to overcome hazards for recording unrecorded species are indicated. The idea of a national wildlife sound collection is supported and recordists are encouraged to place their recordings (or copies) with the South African Broadcasting Corporation Sound Archives.


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