Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi

Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi

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Paperback, Princeton Univ Pr, 2005, ISBN# 0691126658
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BIRDS OF EAST AFRICA

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BIRDS OF EAST AFRICA


"Birds of East Africa" is the first comprehensive field guide to this spectacular birding region--and one of the best to any region in the world. Covering all resident, migrant, and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, this small and compact guide describes and illustrates a remarkable 1,388 species in convenient facing-page layout. Featuring 287 new color plates with 3,400 images painstakingly rendered by three experienced artists, the guide illustrates all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Set opposite the plates are range maps and concise accounts describing identification, status, range, habits, and voice for each species. Introductory sections provide notes on how to use the species accounts, the nomenclature adopted, conservation issues, where to send records, and maps of protected and other important bird areas.

Between them, Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe have more than 40 years' experience leading bird tours and conducting conservation work in East Africa. The region shelters a remarkable diversity of birds, including many seriously threatened species with small and vulnerable ranges. The region's birds form a constantly colorful, noisy, and highly extroverted part of the landscape. The book is sure to become an indispensable guide for anyone interested in studying or conserving birds in East Africa, as well as the many visitors who simply want to enjoy the sheer beauty of its birds.
First comprehensive field guide to the countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi
Covers 1,388 species, with 3,400 color images on 287 plates
Concise species accounts facing the plates describe appearance, status, range, habits, and voice
A color distribution map is given for each species
Information on habitats, protected areas, and conservation issues
The essential guide to the birds of this spectacular region
An overview of East African birds
East African environment
Seasonality
Plumage
Species accounts
Common alternative names
Conservation and threatened species
The local scene
Glossary, references, and an index

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Small and compact
Comprehensive species
All distinctive plumages and races illustrated
Color plates
Illustrations
All species ranges mapped
Key protected and important bird areas mapped

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Number of Pages: 602
Original Languages: English
Subject: BIRDS_AFRICA ,  BIRDS_PICTORIAL WORKS
Author: Stevenson, Terry ,  Fanshawe, John
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: Princeton Field Guides
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780691126654
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.50 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 0691126658
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First book purchase from Wal-Mart. Arrived on time: however, the publishing date was advertised as 2006, but book shows 2002. Cover different from ad. Price was reduced one week after I purchased it. Good content, so I will keep it.

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