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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Birds of the Middle East

Author: Richard Porter,Simon Aspinall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713676027

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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The fully revised second edition of this bestselling field guide.

The Arctic Guide

Wildlife of the Far North

Author: Sharon Chester

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865964

Category: Science

Page: 544

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The Arctic Guide presents the traveler and naturalist with a portable, authoritative guide to the flora and fauna of earth's northernmost region. Featuring superb color illustrations, this one-of-a-kind book covers the complete spectrum of wildlife—more than 800 species of plants, fishes, butterflies, birds, and mammals—that inhabit the Arctic’s polar deserts, tundra, taiga, sea ice, and oceans. It can be used anywhere in the entire Holarctic region, including Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, Siberia, the Russian Far East, islands of the Bering Sea, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, and Greenland. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, size, habitat, range, scientific name, and the unique characteristics that enable these organisms to survive in the extreme conditions of the Far North. A color distribution map accompanies each species account, and alternative names in German, French, Norwegian, Russian, Inuit, and Inupiaq are also provided. Features superb color plates that allow for quick identification of more than 800 species of plants, fishes, butterflies, birds, and mammals Includes detailed species accounts and color distribution maps Covers the flora and fauna of the entire Arctic region

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.

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

Author: Ian Sinclair

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1431701440

Category: Nature

Page: 464

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First published in 1993, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa is one of the best-selling field guides on the African continent. This fourth edition has been rewritten and greatly improved, ensuring it remains the region’s most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. In this fourth edition: species accounts have been rewritten and now include group introductions; plates have been newly designed for ease of use and comparison; more than 380 new improved illustrations replace earlier ones; illustrations have simplified labels, pinpointing key differentiating features; distribution maps have been updated, showing the relative abundance of a species in the region, and also indicating resident or migrant status. Other features include calendar bars that show species’ occurrence and breeding periods, a section on ‘how to use this book’, as well as sonograms depicting the calls of difficult-to-distinguish birds that have distinctive calls.

The Birds of Morocco

An Annotated Check-List

Author: Michel Thévenot,Rae Vernon,Patrick Bergier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780907446255

Category: Birds

Page: 594

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Birds of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

Author: Roger Safford,Adrian Skerrett,Frank Hawkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147292410X

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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The Malagasy region contains one of the most extraordinary concentrations of biodiversity in the world. Its recognition as a zoogeographic region in its own right has recently been confirmed and, all taxa combined, the region was found to hold the second most distinct assemblage of vertebrates in the world after the Australian region, despite being the smallest of them all. This new field guide in the Helm Field Guides series covers the whole of the Malagasy region, which comprises the unique island of Madagascar and the various islands and archipelagos of the Indian Ocean including the Seychelles, Comoros and Mascarenes (Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues). Every resident and migrant species is covered in full detail with a colour distibution map for each species. Vagrants are also treated in detail, but without maps. All species are illustrated on a beautiful series of 124 colour plates, with artwork from John Gale and Brian Small. Conveniently, the plates have been arranged so that all the key species of the various archipelagos are placed together in sections. This is a major work of reference on the birds of the region and will remain the standard text for many years to come.

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.

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.

Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa

Author: Chris Stuart,Tilde Stuart

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: 9781770074040

Category: Nature

Page: 307

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Southern Africa has a wealth of mammal species, a total of 337 - all of which are covered in this fully revised comprehensive field guide. While the term 'African mammals' conjures up the more celebrated species of elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, it is in fact the smaller animals - shrews, genets, suricates and bats - that comprise the bulk of the region's mammal species. And, often overlooked but included here too is the diversity of marine mammals - seals, whales and dolphins - that are found in our oceans. This new edition of Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa has been extensively revised to include the most recent research in line with new findings and new taxonomy. Up-to-date information, revised distribution maps and new images (where available) have been combined in a modern, full-color layout. Color-coding has been introduced according family groupings and spoor and size icons are included for quick reference with each mammal entry. Another new feature is the inclusion of skulls, grouped at the back of the book for easy comparison. In addition to detailed descriptions of each species, the text offers insight into key identification characters, typical behavior, preferred habitat, food choice and reproduction.

The Birds of Africa: Volume VIII

The Malagasy Region: Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros, Mascarenes

Author: Roger Safford,Frank Hawkins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408190494

Category: Nature

Page: 960

View: 1908

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Universally recognised as by far the most authoritative work ever published on the subject, The Birds of Africa is a superb multi-contributor reference work, with encyclopaedic species texts, stunning paintings of all species and numerous subspecies, hundreds of informative line drawings, detailed range maps, and extensive bibliographies. This eighth and final volume covers the Malagasy region which comprises Madagascar and the various islands and archipelagos of the Indian Ocean including the Seychelles, the Comoros, Mauritius and Réunion. Every resident and migrant species is covered in full detail, comparable to other volumes in the series, and with a colour map for each species. Vagrants are treated in less detail. All species are illustrated on a beautiful series of 64 colour plates, with original artwork from John Gale and Brian Small.

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 the Canary Islands

Author: Eduardo Garcia-del-Rey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147294156X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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The Canary Islands is a popular destination for birders and travellers with an interest in wildlife and nature, and one of the best places in the world to see several scarce species such as the Houbara Bustard. They also hold a number of endemic birds that occur nowhere else, such as the emblematic Blue Chaffinch. This beautifully illustrated guide covers all the birds found in the islands, providing concise descriptions for easy identification and plates for easy identification of all species. It's the perfect guide for any visitor to these sun-kissed islands.