British Mammals

An Audio Introduction to the Mammals of Britain
Narrated by: Cookie Weymouth
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins

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The chilling screams of the Red Fox, the rutting calls of the Fallow Deer, and the rumbling growls of the Badger are just a few of the sounds featured in this publication. This identification guide from the British Library presents a comprehensive collection of recordings that will help listeners learn how to identify the sounds of British mammals.

It includes the calls of species such as the Red Deer, Red Squirrel, and Grey Seal that are celebrated hallmarks of the British landscape. It also features the sounds of our more secretive mammals such as the Otter, Yellow-necked Mouse and Pine Marten.

Track listing:

  • 1. Red Squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris
  • 2. Grey Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis
  • 3. Edible Dormouse, Glis glis
  • 4. Water Vole, Arvicola terrestris
  • 5. Yellow-necked Mouse, Apodemus flavicollis
  • 6. Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus
  • 7. Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus
  • 8. Common Shrew, Sorex araneus
  • 9. Water Shrew, Neomys fodiens
  • 10. Greater Horseshoe, Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
  • 11. Noctule, Nyctalus noctula
  • 12. Common Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus pipistrellus
  • 13. Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes
  • 14. Badger, Meles meles
  • 15. Otter, Lutra lutra
  • 16. Pine Marten, Martes martes
  • 17. Stoat, Mustela ermine
  • 18. Common Seal, Phoca vitulina
  • 19. Atlantic Grey Seal, Halichoerus grypus
  • 20. Wild Boar, Sus scrofa
  • 21. Reeves’ Muntjac, Muntiacus reevesi
  • 22. Red Deer, Cervus elaphus
  • 23. Sika Deer, Cervus Nippon
  • 24. Fallow Deer, Dama dama
  • 25. Roe Deer, Capreolus capreolus
  • 26. Chinese Water Deer, Hydropotes inermis

©2009 The British Library Board (P)2009 The British Library Board

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  • jillian grant
  • 09-26-16

Who knew mammals made so much noise?

Where does British Mammals rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not the worst, not the best.

What did you like best about this story?

hearing red squirrels, rabbits and bats.

Have you listened to any of Cookie Weymouth’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes I've heard others and it's the same, just announcing each mammal. Nothing else to do.

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Any additional comments?

although birds are my interest, it's good to hear a book showcasing the sounds of Mammals that we wouldn't usually hear otherwise.