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.

Birds of the Middle East

Author: Richard Porter,Simon Aspinall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946006

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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This is a completely revised second edition of the bestselling field guide to the birds of the Middle East, covering Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, the Arabian peninsula and Socotra. For the first time, the text and maps appear opposite the plates, and as a consequence there are fewer species per plate than before. The text and maps have been fully revised and many new artworks have been painted by the three illustrators. There are more than 100 new species in this new edition, which features more than 820 species in total. This is an essential field guide for anyone visiting the Middle East.

Birds of the Middle East

Author: Richard Porter,Simon Aspinall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408181223

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Birds of the Middle East Â? the definitive field guide to the birds of this magical region Â? just got even better. This enhanced fixed-format version of the book Â? featuring songs and calls Â? is set to change birding, forever. Optimised for tablets, it features the book in crisp, clear high-resolution. Superb 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 750 species, placed conveniently next to the accompanying species text. The 940 sounds included on this e-book represent more than 95% coverage of regular 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 e-book provides a complete field-based ID solution Â? no birder will want to be without it. (Note: Audio may not play on all devices. Please check your user manual for details).

Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East

Author: R. F. Porter,S. Christensen,P. Schiermacker-Hansen

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780856610769

Category: Nature

Page: 460

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The Birds of the Middle East is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this region. It covers all species, including vagrants, found in the Arabian peninsula (including Socotra), Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Cyprus. Over 700 species are described in concise texts giving full details of the plumage and voice of all recognizable forms. Distributed maps appear opposite the plates and are annotated with details of each species status and preferred habitat. Four artists have prepared a magnificent set of specially commissioned plates that show all the forms described in full color. The authors have extensive ornithological experience in the Middle East spanning over thirty years of research into the identification, biology, and conservation of the many wonderful species to be found there. This authoritative book will be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder. It will also be a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of the region, which is especially important for both the indigenous species and those which pass through it on their migrations between the Palaearctic and Africa.Key Features: * The first comprehensive field guide devoted solely to the Middle East * Every species is illustrated in color in all distinctive plumages * Authors are experts, each with 30 years field experience in the region * Serves as an entirely authoritative reference

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

A Photographic Guide to Birds of Israel and the Middle East

Author: David Cottridge,Richard Porter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: 144

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This text is a compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide suitable for any birdwatcher visiting Israel of travelling around the Middle East. The book features descriptions of 252 species, thumbnail silhouettes for ease of use, up-to-date tips and information on bird biology and behaviour.

Birds of Oman

Author: Jens Eriksen,Richard Porter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472937546

Category: Science

Page: 272

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With its unique blend of Western Palearctic, Oriental and Afrotropical components, and lying on a migratory crossroads, Oman is a jewel of the Middle East. This is the first comprehensive field guide to the birds of this fascinating and welcoming country. All 528 species on the Oman Bird List are featured on the 116 colour plates, illustrating many of the distinct plumages and races, plus a few non-naturalised escapes. Species accounts cover key identification features - including habitat and voice - with colour maps showing the breeding, wintering and migration distributions for all regularly occurring species.

Birds of Europe

With North Africa and the Middle East

Author: Lars Jonsson

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713676006

Category: Birds

Page: 559

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This guide covers all but a few of the Western Palearctic's breedingbirds, and includes information on all regularly encountered vagrants.It has over 400 colour plates and, with distribution maps andillustrations on facing pages, it is practically designed and easy touse.

The Raptors of Europe and the Middle East

A Handbook of Field Identification

Author: Dick Forsman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713688214

Category: Falconiformes

Page: 589

View: 2021

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This book presents the most complete and up to date guide to therecognition of the diurnal raptors of Europe and the Middle East yetpublished. It is written by an acknowledged expert, the author of manydefinitive identification articles and veteran of countless tours andexpeditions. Over 700 high quality colour photographs have beenspecially chosen to show the plumages of each age and sex class ofevery species found in Europe and the Middle East, back up by adetailed text enabling birdwatchers to get to grips with even the mostdifficult species. The photographs are complemented by almost 100drawings focussing on particular identification details, and the wholeis fully referenced with a list of nearly 300 key papers and articles.This book sets a new standard for raptor watching and identification inEurope and further afield.

A Field Guide to the Raptors of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa

Author: William S. Clark,N. John Schmitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198546610

Category: Nature

Page: 371

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The birds of prey must rank among the most imposing and spectacular birds to be found anywhere in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. In this comprehensive new identification guide, Bill Clark presents the latest information on tried and tested field marks for identifying the diurnal raptors, both perched and in flight. Many of these field marks are the result of his own extensive experience in identifying raptors, and have never before been published. Forty-eight stunning colour plates, especially painted for this volume by artist N. John Schmitt, depict all the plumages for every raptor found in the Western Palearctic region, both regularly occurring and vagrant. The plates are augmented by a forty-page colour photograph section. The accompanying text provides the essential clues to identification. These include detailed plumage descriptions for each age, sex, and colour morph, as well as sections describing flight, moult, behaviour, and distribution for every species. The text also contains useful sections on similar species - notoriously difficult to identify - and how to distinguish them. Each account concludes with the range of measurements for length, wing span, and weight. Bill Clark has been working on the raptors for over thiry years, observing them, studying them, writing about them, and photographing them. His passion for birds of prey has taken him around the world, and in particular to Europe and to the Middle East, making him uniquely qualified to write this book. It will be essential for any birdwatcher or ornithologist who wants to watch and identify the region's raptors in the field.

The Birds of Israel

A Complete Avifauna and Bird Atlas of Israel

Author: Hadoram Shirihai,Cees S. Roselaar

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780126402551

Category: Nature

Page: 692

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Situated on one of the major Palearctic-African migration routes, Israel is an area of tremendous interest to ornithologists. This book is the most complete, up-to-date reference on bird distribution in, and migration through, Israel, compiled by a foremost authority. The book especially distinguishes those subspecies found in Israel, and includes hundreds of maps and diagrams detailing seasonal occurrence. The addition of hundreds of color photographs ensures that this book will become the most significant work on birds of this fascinating region.Special Features Include: * The most detailed, up-to-date account of the distribution and migration of birds in Israel ever published * Over 500 species described * Written by the foremost authority on the subject * Maps for all the major species * Over 400 color photographs

Flight Identification of Raptors of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Author: Dick Forsman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472925548

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, even if seen well, and represent perhaps the toughest of all ID challenges for birders. This book is the ultimate flight-identification guide for the raptors of the Western Palaearctic, covering Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (including Arabia) to Central Asia. It provides identification information for all 60 species that regularly occur in the region, to subspecific level. The text covers every plumage and age in detail, with each species account accompanied by a range of photographs covering all the principal plumages. Based on this stunning photographic coverage, most of which has never been published before, this book represents a landmark in bird identification books and a major work for all raptor enthusiasts.

Birds of Europe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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Covers more than seven hundred birds found in Europe, with color illustrations, detailed species accounts, and distribution maps.

Birds of the United Arab Emirates

Author: Simon Aspinall,Richard F. Porter

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781408152577

Category: Birds

Page: 240

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The UAE is an increasingly popular tourist destination, with a good infrastructure for visitors. This new field guide is based on the bestselling Birds of the Middle East (2nd edition) and covers all the birds of these Gulf states. The new text written by Simon Aspinall and Richard Porter is specific to the Gulf, and new maps are provided for all breeding birds and regular visitors. The plates are recomposed from Birds of the Middle East, with three extra plates of introduced species.

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.

The Birds of Turkey

Author: Guy Kirwan,Barbaros Demirci,Hilary Welch,Kerem Boyla,Metehan Özen,Peter Castell,Tim Marlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408108941

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Turkey is a popular destination for birders and tourists, and although there has been much published on its birds over the past 40 years, there has never been a comprehensive avifauna. The Birds of Turkey redresses this. It contains a detailed account of every species on the Turkish list, with a full breakdown of records and status, distribution in Turkey, and taxonomy. There are also authoritative introductory chapters on geography, climate, habitats, history of ornithology and conservation.