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.

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.

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.

Birds of Western and Central Africa

Author: Ber van Perlo

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780002201186

Category: Birds

Page: 384

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A guide for identifying every species of bird you may see in this area for tourists and wildlife enthusiasts. This field guide illust rates and describe every species of bird you may see in western Africa including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, The Gambia, Senegal, southern Mali and Burkina. All plumages for each species are illustrated, including males, females and juveniles. Featuring over 1500 species, the text gives information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls. The 109 colour plates appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference. Distribution maps are included, showing where each species can be found and how common it is, to further aid identification.

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

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 Central Asia

Author: Raffael Ayé,Manuel Schweizer,Tobias Roth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408142716

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Birds of Central Asia is the first field guide to include the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, along with neighbouring Afghanistan. This vast area includes a diverse variety of habitats, and the avifauna is similarly broad, from sandgrouse, ground jays and larks on the vast steppe and semi-desert to a broad range of raptors, and from woodland species such as warblers and nuthatches to a suite of montane species, such as snowcocks, accentors and snowfinches.

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.

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.

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 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 Liberia

Author: Wulf Gatter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873403631

Category: Birds

Page: 320

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This book is the result of 15 years of research by the author and includes a complete checklist of the birds of the region. It contains distribution maps for 400 species as well as a wealth of other ornithological information. Fresh insights are given into the impact of forest destruction on the distribution of species. There is also new information on the movement of diurnal migrants and the numbers and ecology of migrant Palearctic and Afrotropical species. Of particular interest are the recently discovered endemic species in the region of Mt. Nimba which straddles the border of Guinea and the Ivory Coast.

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.

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.

Ornithology

Birds of Western Africa ..

Author: William Swainson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: 549

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A Guide to the Birds of East Africa

A Novel

Author: Nicholas Drayson

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547391587

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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“A charming love triangle in Nairobi, Kenya, forms the center of a novel that manages to be both sweet and gripping.” —Publishers Weekly For the past three years, Mr. Malik, a widower and avid birdwatcher, has been secretly in love with Rose Mbikwa, the lovely woman who leads the Tuesday morning bird walk sponsored by the East African Ornithological Society. Beneath his unassuming exterior and carefully sculpted comb-over lies a warm and passionate heart. But just as he gets up the nerve to ask Rose to the annual Nairobi Hunt Club Ball—Nairobi’s social event of the season—a boyhood nemesis arrives and becomes equally enraptured with Rose. Rather than force her to choose between them, the two men agree to a clever solution: whoever can identify the most species of birds in one week’s time will win the privilege of asking Ms. Mbikwa to the ball. Set against a lush Kenyan landscape rich with wildlife and political intrigue, this humorous novel is a “welcome respite from our crazy world” (USA Today). “This charming novel . . . If you are a fan of Alexander McCall Smith’s, you’ll find Drayson’s knowing, sprightly writing just as entertaining.” —People “[This book is] a sheer delight for birders and nonbirders alike.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “As bright and perky as a purple-backed sunbird.” —TheNew York Times Book Review

Birds of Eastern Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 301

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This is a fully updated edition of the only pocket guide that illustrates and describes all 1,487 bird species of eastern Africa, an area that includes Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Yemen's Socotra Island. This huge region's rich birdlife includes some of the most colorful species anywhere on earth--including ostriches, albatrosses, boobies, lovebirds, parrots, parakeets, kingfishers, and bee-eaters. The 96 color plates group similar species and subspecies, and the text directly opposite the plates describes each bird's habitat and key physical, behavioral, and vocal characteristics. Distribution maps show the range and frequency of each species. This is an indispensable guide for any birder who wants to explore eastern Africa's wealth of birds. Fully updated text The only field guide to illustrate every bird species of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Yemen's Socotra Island 1,487 species illustrated on 96 color plates Ostriches, albatrosses, boobies, lovebirds, parrots, parakeets, kingfishers, bee-eaters, and many more Informative notes directly opposite the illustrations succinctly describe each bird's habitat and key physical, behavioral, and vocal characteristics Female or juvenile shown for many species in addition to adult male Subspecies and color variants included Shaded maps showing range and frequency of each species