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 the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Socotra

Author: Nigel Redman,Terry Stevenson,John Fanshawe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713665416

Category: Science

Page: 496

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The first field guide to the birds of this varied and fascinating region and a companion to Birds of East Africa by two of the same authors.

Birds of the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Socotra

Author: Nigel Redman,Terry Stevenson,John Fanshawe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408125803

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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The Horn of Africa has the highest endemism of any region in Africa,and around 70 species are found nowhere else in the world. Many ofthese are confined to the isolated highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea,but a large number of larks specialise in the arid parts of Somalia andadjoining eastern Ethiopia, whilst the island of Socotra has its ownsuite of endemic species. The region is also an important migrationroute and wintering site for many Palearctic birds.This is the first field guide to the birds of this fascinating region,and a companion to Birds of East Africa by two of the same authors.Over 200 magnificent plates by John Gale and Brian Small illustrateevery species that has ever occurred in the five countries covered bythe guide, and the succinct text covers the key identificationcriteria. Special attention is paid to the voices of the species, andover 1000 up-to-date colour distribution maps are included. This long-awaited guide is a much-needed addition to the literature onAfrican birds and an essential companion for birders visiting theregion.

Birds of Ethiopia and Eritrea

An Atlas of Distribution

Author: John Ash,John Atkins,John D. Atkins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408109794

Category: Nature

Page: 463

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This groundbreaking book is the first ever comprehensive account of avifauna in one of the most diverse and least known areas of Africa.

Birding Ethiopia

A Guide to the Country's Birding Sites

Author: Ken Behrens,Keith Barnes,Christian Boix

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788496553552

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Guía profusamente ilustrada con mapas y fotos donde se describen los lugares para la observación de las abundantes aves endémicas de Etiopía. Contrariamente a las guías tradicionales con textos muy densos, este libro está copiosamente ilustrado con 110 espectaculares fotos que muestran los extraordinarios paisajes y las aves únicas de la región. Incluso los que no tengan intención de visitar el país, disfrutarán descubriendo el antiguo mundo de Abisinia y sus misteriosos pájaros endémicos. Los mapas van acompañados de iconos que hacen referencia al texto. Incluye además un índice de las aves de la zona de gran ayuda para su seguimiento durante el trayecto del viaje.

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.

Where to Watch Birds in Ethiopia

Author: Claire Spottiswoode,Merid Gabremichael,Julian Francis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408135973

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Ethiopia is one of Africa's top birding destinations, harbouring dramatic scenery, a wonderful diversity of habitats, over 30 endemic species, and a number of other regional specialities that cannot be easily seen anywhere else in the world. No self-respecting world lister can afford not to go there! This new book is a comprehensive site guide to the 50 best birding sites in the country. Each site describes how to get there, what you can see there, and when to visit. A number of full colour maps complement the site texts, and GPS co-ordinates allow sites to be located with great accuracy. A section covering the top 50 species gives details of how to see each of these special birds. The book is completed with an annotated checklist of all the country's birds and more than 150 photographs of birds, habitats and even some of Ethiopia's other fauna and flora.

Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti

Author: Lonely Planet,Jean-Bernard Carillet,Anthony Ham

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787011917

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore underground churches in Lalibela, spot rare and beautiful animals in the Bale Mountains, or get to know Ethiopian cuisine in Addis Ababa; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ethiopia and Djibouti and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, festivals, environment, wildlife, cuisine, religion, music, dance, literature, painting, architecture Over 60 maps Covers Addis Ababa, Northern Ethiopia, Western Ethiopia, Southern Ethiopia, Eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti Southern Ethiopia and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti, our most comprehensive guide to Ethiopia and Djibouti, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

Ethiopia

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841629227

Category: Ethiopia

Page: 640

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Ethiopia travel guide: expert travel tips and holiday advice on everything from Addis Ababa hotels and restaurants to ancient rock churches and archaeological sites. This guide also includes natural history and wildlife, Bale Mountains National Park, South Omo, Tigrai, Lake Tana and Lalibela churches, Axum's stelae, Gondar and the Danakil Depression.

Where to Watch Birds in Britain

Author: Simon Harrap,Nigel Redman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408194198

Category: Nature

Page: 672

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This ebook covers the very best birding sites in Britain. Each site is considered in terms of 'Habitat', Access' and 'Birds', allowing birders of all levels to plan successful birding trips anywhere in Britain, and to maximise the chances of getting the best out of each site and each region. The ebook includes detailed pinch-and-zoomable maps of the larger sites, plus general maps of the regions covered, and is illustrated with attractive line drawings. This second edition has been extensively revised, with several new sites added for this edition, together with information on disabled access for most sites. "There could be no better guide than this book" Chris Packham "Highly recommended....the best guide of its kind" RSPB Birds "Don't leave home without it" Birding World

Birds of Western Africa

Author: Nik Borrow,Ron Demey

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781472905680

Category: Birds

Page: 592

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Birds of Western Africa (Helm, 2001) was the first single-volume guide to cover all the species of this region, which comprises 23 countries from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic, and south to Congo. This new edition 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 1300 species found in the region. The book also has updated colour distribution maps for each species placed on the text pages for the first time. A number of new images have been painted for this new edition and several of the illustrations have been replaced. This major new guide will enable birders to identify any species found in any of the countries covered.

Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

Author: John Gunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135455082

Category: Reference

Page: 960

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The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science contains 350 alphabetically arranged entries. The topics include cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, art in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst history, and conservation and management. The Encyclopedia is extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams, and tables, and has thematic content lists and a comprehensive index to facilitate searching and browsing.

The Globalization of Crime

A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211302950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

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In The globalization of crime: a transnational organized crime threat assessment, UNODC analyses a range of key transnational crime threats, including human trafficking, migrant smuggling, the illicit heroin and cocaine trades, cybercrime, maritime piracy and trafficking in environmental resources, firearms and counterfeit goods. The report also examines a number of cases where transnational organised crime and instability amplify each other to create vicious circles in which countries or even subregions may become locked. Thus, the report offers a striking view of the global dimensions of organised crime today

Birds of Western Ecuador

A Photographic Guide

Author: Nick Athanas,Paul J. Greenfield

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088070X

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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Western Ecuador is famed for its astonishingly diverse birdlife, from colorful hummingbirds and outrageous toucans to more difficult groups like raptors, flycatchers, and ovenbirds. Here is the ultimate photographic guide to the spectacular birds of this region. Featuring nearly 1,500 stunning color photos of 946 species, this richly detailed and taxonomically sophisticated field guide will help you with even the toughest identification challenges. Species accounts, photos, and color distribution maps appear side by side, making it easier than ever to find what you are looking for, whether you are in the field or preparing for your trip. Features nearly 1,500 photos of 946 species Includes facing-page species accounts, photos, and maps Provides photos of multiple plumages for many species Helps you to differentiate between similar species

The Biology of Chameleons

Author: Krystal A. Tolley,Anthony Herrel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520276051

Category: Nature

Page: 275

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They change color depending on their mood. They possess uniquely adapted hands and feet distinct from other tetrapods. They feature independently movable eyes. This comprehensive volume delves into these fascinating details and thorough research about one of the most charismatic families of reptiles—Chameleonidae. Written for professional herpetologists, scholars, researchers, and students, this book takes readers on a voyage across time to discover everything that is known about chameleon biology: anatomy, physiology, adaptations, ecology, behavior, biogeography, phylogeny, classification, and conservation. A description of the natural history of chameleons is given, along with the fossil record and typical characteristics of each genus. The state of chameleons in the modern world is also depicted, complete with new information on the most serious threats to these remarkable reptiles.

Carnivores of the World

Second Edition

Author: Luke Hunter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691182957

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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An acclaimed illustrated guide to the world’s carnivores—now in an expanded and thoroughly updated new edition This is an expanded and fully revised new edition of a highly acclaimed guide to the world’s carnivores—some of the most spectacular and feared creatures in nature. Covering all 250 species of terrestrial, true carnivores, from the majestic polar bear and predatory wild cats to the tiny least weasel, Luke Hunter’s comprehensive, up-to-date, and user-friendly guide features 93 color plates by acclaimed wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett that depict every species and numerous subspecies, as well as more than 400 drawings of skulls and footprints. Features new to this edition include revised and expanded species coverage, a distribution map for every species, 25 new behavioral illustrations, and much more. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution and habitat, feeding ecology, behavior, social patterns, reproduction and demography, status, threats, lifespan, and mortality. An introduction includes a concise overview of taxonomy, conservation, and the distinct families of Carnivora. Covers all 250 terrestrial carnivore species Includes 93 color plates by acclaimed wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett Packed with new features, including: Fully updated coverage, including new accounts of 9 recently delineated species 7 new color plates illustrating the new species and additional forms of existing species 185 distribution maps 25 new behavioral illustrations 16 new pages and larger format A double-page spread on canid hybrids The latest data on population trends and endangered status

Raptors of Mexico and Central America

Author: William S. Clark,N. John Schmitt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885078

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Raptors are among the most challenging birds to identify in the field due to their bewildering variability of plumage, flight silhouettes, and behavior. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the first illustrated guide to the region's 69 species of raptors, including vagrants. It features 32 stunning color plates and 213 color photos, and a distribution map for each regularly occurring species. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, age-related plumages, status and distribution, subspecies, molt, habitats, behaviors, potential confusion species, and more. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the essential field guide to this difficult bird group and the ideal travel companion for anyone visiting this region of the world. Covers all 69 species of raptors found in Mexico and Central America Features 32 color plates and hundreds of color photos Provides multiple illustrations of each species Depicts and describes variations in plumage by individual, morph, age, and region Describes behavior, food preferences, hunting strategies, vocalizations, and molt Covers rare and extralimital species Includes distribution maps and flight silhouettes

Birding Without Borders

An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World

Author: Noah Strycker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544558146

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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In 2015, Noah Strycker, a young American birder, became the first person to see more than half of the 10,000 bird species on planet Earth in one year. Traveling to forty-one countries on seven continents with just a small backpack, a pair of binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets, Noah not only set a new world record, he also captured the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world.

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.