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Xeno-Canto is a fabulous website that exemplifies how the Internet can bring together people from around the world who have a common interest. This website offers bird songs, recorded by ornithologists and amateur birders alike, of almost 4500 species from around the world. The site is divided up into "Americas", "Asia", "Africa", "Europe", and "Australasia", and visitors can click on any region they desire, in the far right hand corner of any page. There are many ways to view the information in the site, keeping in mind that the English and Latin are used to identify the birds. Under Collection, on the menu found on the left side of any page, visitors can click on the link "All Species" to see a list of all the species with recorded songs, for the region they selected. The number of recordings of each species of bird is listed next to their name. The fun "Mysteries" link, underneath the "Participate" section also found on the left side menu, has bird recordings that the recorder can't identify and has posted for discussion hoping for some insight.

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  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

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    NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928104738892T,Life Science,Science -- Biology,NSDL

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    English

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