Birds of Western Africa

Author: Nik Borrow,Ron Demey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691159201

Category: Nature

Page: 592

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Simultaneously published: London: Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc.

A Field Guide to Birds of the Gambia and Senegal

Author: Clive Barlow,Tim Wacher,Tony Disley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115741

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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This comprehensive book is the first field guide to the birds of The Gambia and Senegal, an area of West Africa popular with birders for its many tropical African birds. The guide provides full accounts of over 660 bird species and depicts nearly all of these in 48 beautiful color plates. "A first-rate book that is a fine contribution to bird literature. For the birder who has everything, this makes a great gift.”--Roy John, Canadian Field-Naturalist "A beautiful, succinct and very useful guide to the region's bird life."--Clay E. Corbin, Quarterly Review of Biology

Field Guide to the Birds of Western Africa

Author: Nik Borrow,Ron Demey

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713666922

Category: Birds

Page: 511

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This new field guide uses all of the plates from Birds of Western Africa, with a concise, authoritative text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 1285 species found in the region. The book also has an updated colour distribution map for each species,conveniently placed on interleaved pages within the colour plates. Anumber of new images have been painted for this new field guide andseveral of the plates have been replaced. This is the firstcomprehensive field guide to cover the birds of this exciting region,and will enable birders to identify any species found in any of thecountries covered. Birds of Western Africa (Helm, 2001) was the firstsingle-volume guide to cover all species of this region, whichcomprises all countries from Senegal and southern Mauritania east toChad and the Central African Republic and south to Congo.

A Field Guide to Western Birds

A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of Mexico

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618132188

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, a guide to more than 1,000 birds from 700 species, including summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data on easy-to-read maps.

Birds of Senegal and The Gambia

Author: Nik Borrow,Ron Demey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408171015

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Birds of Senegal and The Gambia – the definitive field guide to the birds of this magical corner of West Africa – just got even better. This enhanced fixed-format version of the book – featuring songs and calls – is set to change birding, forever. Optimised for iPad, it features the book in crisp, clear high-resolution. Superb, fully zoomable colour plates of the highest detail lie opposite comprehensive identification text and accurate range maps. In addition, this e-book features songs, calls and other sounds from 630 species, placed conveniently next to the accompanying species text. The 1,050 sounds included on this e-book represent more than 95% coverage of species in the region. This epic collection of images and sounds represents a step change in the way birders operate. No more carrying heavy books into the field. No more trying to remember sounds days or weeks after the event, while all other methods for taking sounds into the field are consigned to the dustbin. This field guide can even be downloaded to your iPhone or iPod Touch. This e-book provides a complete field-based ID solution – no birder will want to be without it.

Field Guide to the Birds of Ghana

Author: Nik Borrow,Ron Demey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140818902X

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Birds of Ghana – the definitive field guide to the birds of this remarkable West African country – just got even better. This enhanced fixed-format version of the book – featuring songs and calls – is set to change birding, forever. Optimised for iPad, it features the book in crisp, clear high-resolution. Superb, fully zoomable colour plates of the highest detail lie opposite comprehensive identification text and accurate range maps. In addition, this e-book features songs, calls and other sounds from 743 species, placed conveniently next to the accompanying species text. The 1,358 sounds included on this e-book represent more than 95% coverage of species in the region. This epic collection of images and sounds represents a step change in the way birders operate. No more carrying heavy books into the field; no more trying to remember sounds days or weeks after the event, while all other methods for taking sounds into the field are consigned to the dustbin. This field guide can even be downloaded to your iPhone or iPod Touch. This e-book provides a complete field-based ID solution – no birder will want to be without it.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

Author: Ber van Perlo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199745654

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now. The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the full range of bird life in this vast and varied country. The more than 1800 up-to-date accounts treat the Yellow-nosed Albatross to the Sombre Hummingbird, the Ash-throated Gnat-eater to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Nighthawks and Jacamars to Motmots, Puffbirds, and Peppershrikes. They are all here--every species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil--with special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics. The book is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use. Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as well as detailed information on measurement; identifying features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and occurrence, essential for finding and identifying specific birds. From the equatorial North to the tropics, the introductory paragraphs set the stage in describing Brazil's varied biogeography, climate, geomorphology, and natural vegetation. A list of protected areas of Brazil, information on relevant national and international organizations, a bibliography and further references, and an English-Portuguese dictionary of frequently used terms enhance the user-friendly qualities. Anyone wishing to fully explore the fabulously varied bird life of Brazil will find this light-weight, easy-to-use, attractive guide an invaluable field companion.

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa

Author: Nicholas Drayson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547247953

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

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Working up the nerve to invite Rose Mbikwa, the woman he has secretly loved for three years, to the Nairobi Hunt Club Ball, Mr. Malik, a reserved widower, is confronted by the return of his school nemesis, the flashy Harry Kahn, who also sets his sights on Rose, and embarks on a bird-identification competition for the prize of Rose's company at the ball. Reprint.

Birds of Ghana

Author: Nik Borrow,Ron Demey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408122790

Category: Birds

Page: 352

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A detailed and lavishly illustrated guide to the birds of Ghana.

Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East

A Photographic Guide

Author: Frédéric Jiguet,Aurélien Audevard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691172439

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is the first comprehensive pocket-sized photographic field guide to every bird species in the Western Palearctic—this includes winter visitors and common migrants but also all rarities to the region, even if they have been recorded only once. The guide also covers hypothetical species—those that have a good chance of being recorded due to such factors as range expansion and changing weather patterns. The book's 2,200 stunning color photographs mean that every species is pictured, making field identification quick and easy. Succinct text covers key identification features, voice, habitat, and distribution, and distribution maps are provided for regular breeding species. Particular attention and details are given to help differentiate similar-looking species. Lavishly illustrated, up-to-date, and wide-ranging, Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is an essential field guide for every naturalist and birder. The first comprehensive field guide to include every bird species in the Western Palearctic (Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East) 2,200 superb color photographs Succinct text looks at key identification features, voice, habitat, and distribution

Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa

Author: Chris Stuart,Tilde Stuart

Publisher: Struik Publishers

ISBN: 9781770073937

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Of the world's 4,000 to 4,500 mammal species, about 1,100 occur in Africa. In this updated and revised edition of Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, authors Chris and Tilde Stuart concentrate on the more visible and easily distinguished larger mammal species, plus some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. In all, over 400 color photographs, combined with concise, pertinent information highlighting the diagnostic features of each species, provide a comprehensive source of information on each mammal. The latest information has been incorporated and the distribution maps have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date habitat and distribution patterns for each species. A new feature is the inclusion of the mammals' skulls, grouped together at the back of the book. To aid the reader, color-coding and symbols indicating the habitat and activity period serve as a quick reference to the various mammal groups.

Birds of the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra - Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Nigel Redman,Terry Stevenson,John Fanshawe

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691172897

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Birds of the Horn of Africa is widely regarded as the best field guide to the more than 1,000 species of resident, migrant, and vagrant birds found in northeast Africa--and it just got even better. Now fully revised and expanded, this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide has been updated with the latest information on distribution, identification, and taxonomy. New vagrants to the region have been added; color plates, illustrations, and distribution maps have been thoroughly updated and improved; and much more--making this still the must-have guide for birders, naturalists, and travelers in the region. Covers Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and the Socotra archipelago Features more than 2,600 illustrations on 213 stunning color plates Provides a color distribution map for every species Detailed species accounts on facing pages describe key identification features, similar species, geographical variation, habitat, status, and voice Includes a glossary, identification tips, and information about habitats Key identification features are shown more prominently in the text Now includes an annotated distributional checklist by country and a comparison table for large white-headed gulls

Birds of East Africa

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

Author: Terry Stevenson,John Fanshawe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713673478

Category: Nature

Page: 602

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This is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this spetacular region. It covers all resident, migrant and vagrant species found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Over 1300 species are illustrated with full details all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Concise text describes identification, status, range, habits and voice with range maps for each species. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of this region. East Africa shelters a remarkable diversity of birds, many seriously endangered with small and vulnerable ranges. They form a constantly colourful, noisy and highly extrovert part of the landscape.

Birds of Western and Central Africa

Author: Ber van Perlo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691007144

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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This is the only pocket photographic guide to all the birds known to inhabit Western and Central Africa.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn,Jonathan K. Alderfer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208286

Category: Nature

Page: 574

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Presents a guidebook which provides identification tips, information on behavior and nesting, locator and range maps, and plumage and species classification data on over 990 species of birds found in North America.

A Comprehensive Illustrated Field Guide

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara

Author: Ian Sinclair,Peter Ryan,Patrice Christy,Phil Hockey

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: 9781868728572

Category: Nature

Page: 759

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Birds of Africa South of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the first book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. * Some 2,105 species are covered, with an additional 70 vagrants briefly described, and more than 2,000 images assembled on 359 plates. * Illustrations portray most distinctive plumages, as well as diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants. * Species descriptions give precise identification features, highlighting differences between similar species, as well as briefly reporting habitat, status and calls. * Distribution maps for each species are based on the latest atlas surveys. * The most up-to-date taxonomy is used, with many new species described and illustrated for the first time. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the color plates.

A Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest

Author: Barbara L. Davis

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461732603

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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This field guide takes you to the desert and grassland areas of Arizona, California, and New Mexico where the total number of bird species reaches a staggering 440. Included are 21 desert birding hot spots, in-depth descriptions and behavioral information, 8 bird charts, and much more.

Birds of South-East Asia

Concise Edition

Author: Craig Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147292424X

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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The up-to-date text covers the identification, voice, habitat, behaviour and range of all the 1270 species and distinctive subspecies of this magnificent bird-rich region. The authoritative text is accompanied by over 140 full-colour plates painted by a range of expert artists and covering major plumage variations. Birds of South-East Asia is a complete field and reference guide to the birds of Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. It also covers a wide range of species found in the Indian subcontinent, China, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and the Philippines.