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Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, tropical beaches, coral reefs, and such wildlife as elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and rhinos. With all this, Kenya and northern Tanzania are the ultimate destination for safaris, adventure travel, and ecotourism. They also form one of the world's most spectacular regions for birdwatching, with a variety of species unmatched almost anywhere else--from the tiny Amani Sunbird to the eight-foot-tall Somali Ostrich, from the elegant flamingos of the Rift Valley lakes to carcass-eating vultures and snake-hunting eagles. This book is the definitive field guide for the thousands of birdwatchers and travelers who visit this breathtaking area every year.

The guide features 124 color plates, depicting all 1,114 species in the area, including variations by subspecies, age, and sex. It contains over 800 range maps and succinct text that covers identification, voice, and distribution. Specially designed for use in the field, it is a compact version of the widely acclaimed Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, hailed on its publication in 1996 as the most comprehensive, accurate, and beautiful guide ever produced for the region. With its modest price, small trim size and sturdy, weather-resistant binding, this field guide is the one volume that every adventurous traveler to Kenya and northern Tanzania must have.

Synopsis:

Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, tropical beaches, coral reefs, and such wildlife as elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and rhinos. With all this, Kenya and northern Tanzania are the ultimate destination for safaris, adventure travel, and ecotourism. They also form one of the world's most spectacular regions for birdwatching, with a variety of species unmatched almost anywhere else--from the tiny Amani Sunbird to the eight-foot-tall Somali Ostrich, from the elegant flamingos of the Rift Valley lakes to carcass-eating vultures and snake-hunting eagles. This book is the definitive field guide for the thousands of birdwatchers and travelers who visit this breathtaking area every year.

The guide features 124 color plates, depicting all 1,114 species in the area, including variations by subspecies, age, and sex. It contains over 800 range maps and succinct text that covers identification, voice, and distribution. Specially designed for use in the field, it is a compact version of the widely acclaimed Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, hailed on its publication in 1996 as the most comprehensive, accurate, and beautiful guide ever produced for the region. With its modest price, small trim size and sturdy, weather-resistant binding, this field guide is the one volume that every adventurous traveler to Kenya and northern Tanzania must have.

Synopsis:

-- Comprehensive field guide to the 1,100 bird species found in Kenya and Northern Tanzania<BR>-- 124 color plates depicting every bird, including variation by subspecies, age, and sex<BR>-- Over 800 range maps<BR>-- Succinct text covering identification, voice, and distribution

Table of Contents

PREFACE 5

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 6

INTRODUCTION 7

THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS 7

ILLUSTRATIONS 8

PLATE CAPTION NOTES 9

DISTRIBUTION MAPS 9

HABITAT TERMINOLOGY 9

TAXONOMY AND SCIENTIFIC NOMENCLATURE 10

ENGLISH NAMES 11

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE TEXT AND PLATE CAPTIONS 11

TERMS RELATING TO BIRD IDENTIFICATION 12

COLOR PLATES 19

THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS 269

Ostriches, STRUTHIONIDAE 269

Grebes, PODICIPEDIDAE 269

Albatrosses, DIOMEDEIDAE 270

Petrels and Shearwaters, PROCELLARIIDAE 271

Storm-petrels, HYDROBATIDAE 273

Tropicbirds, PHAETHONTIDAE 274

Pelicans, PELECANIDAE 274

Boobies, SULIDAE 275

Cormorants, PHALACROCORACIDAE 276

Darters, ANHINGIDAE 276

Frigatebirds, FREGATIDAE 277

Shoebill, BALAENICIPITIDAE 277

Herons and Bifterns, ARDEIDAE 277

Hamerkop, SCOPIDAE 282

Storks, CICONIIDAE 282

Ibises and Spoonbills, THRESKIORNITHIDAE 284

Flamingos, PHOENICOPTERIDAE 286

Ducks and Geese, ANATIDAE 286

Secretary Bird, SAGITTARIIDAE 292

Vultures, Hawks, Buzzards, Eagles and Osprey, ACCIPITRIDAE 293

Falcons, FALCONIDAE 309

Quail and Fraincolins, PHASIANIDAE 314

Guineafowl, NUMIDIDAE 319

Button-quail and Quail-plover, TURNICIDAE 320

Rails, RALLIDAE 321

Cranes, GRUIDAE 325

Finfoot, HELIORNITHIDAE 326

Bustards, OTIDIDAE 326

jacanas, JACANIDAE 329

Painted-snipe, ROSTRATULIDAE 329

Crab-plover, DROMADIDAE 330

Oystercatchers, HAEMATOPODIDAE 330

Stilts and Avocets, RECURVEROSTRIDAE 330

Thick-knees, BURHINIDAE 331

Coursers and Pratincoles, GLAREOLIDAE 332

Plovers, CHARADRIIDAE 335

Sandpipers, SCOLOPACfDAE 340

Skuas, STERCORARIIDAE 348

Gulls and Terns, LARIDAE 349

Skimmers, RYNCHOPIDAE 357

Sandgrouse, PTEROCLIDAE 357

Pigeons and Doves, COLUMBIDAE 359

Parrots and Lovebirds, PSITTACIDAE 363

Turacos, MUSOPHAGIDAE 364

Cuckoos and Coucals, CUCULIDAE 366

Barn Owls and Grass Owls, TYTONIDAE 372

Typical Owls, STRIGIDAE 372

Nightjars, CAPRIMULGIDAE 376

Swifts, APODIDAE 382

Mousebirds, COUIDAE 385

Trogons, TROGONFDAE 386

Kingfishers, ALCEDINIDAE 387

Bee-eaters, MEROPIDAE 389

Rollers, CORACIIDAE 393

Hoopoe, UPUPIDAE 394

Wood-hoopoes and Scimitarbills, PHOENICULIDAF 395

Hornbills, BUCEROTIDAE 397

Barbets and Tinkerbirds, CAPITONIDAE 400

Honeyguides, INDICATORIDAE 406

Woodpeckers and Wrynecks, PICIDAE 408

Broadbills, EURYLAIMfDAE 412

Pittas, PITTIDAE 412

Larks, ALAUDIDAE 413

Wagtails, Pipits and Longclaws, MOTACILLIDAE 419

Swallows and Martins, HIRUNDINIDAE 424

Bulbuls, PYCNONOTIDAE 428

Babblers, Chatterers and Illadopses, TIMALIIDAE 435

Thrushes and Chats, TURDIDAE 439

flycatchers, MUSCICAPIDAE 453

Warblers, SYLVIIDAE 457

White-eyes, ZOSTEROPIDAE 482

Tits, PARIDAE 484

Penduline Tits, REMIZIDAE 485

Creepers, CERTHHDAE 486

Monarch Flycatchers, MONARCHIDAE 486

Batises and Wattle-eyes, PLATYSTEIRIDAE 488

Helmet-shrikes, PRIONOPIDAE 492

Shrikes, LANHDAE 494

Bush-shrikes, MALACONOTIDAE 497

cuckoo-shrikes, CAMPEPHAGfDAE 504

Drongos, DICRURIDAE 505

Orioles, ORIOLIDAE 506

Crows, CORVIDAE 508

Starlings and Oxpeckers, STURNIDAE 509

Sunbirds, NECTARINIIDAE 516

Sparrows and Petronias, PASSERIDAE 527

Weavers, PLOCEIDAE 528

Waxbills, ESTRILDIDAE 549

Seedeaters and Canaries, FRINGILLIDAE 559

Old World Buntings, EMBERIZIDAE 562

INDEX 564

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691010229
Author:
Zimmerman, Dale A.
Author:
Willis, Ian
Author:
Dale A. Zi
Author:
Turner, Donald A.
Author:
Pratt, H. Douglas
Author:
mmerman
Author:
Zimmerman, Dale A.
Author:
n, David J.
Author:
Pearson, David J.
Author:
Pearso
Author:
Willis, Ian
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Birds - Guides
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Birds -- Kenya.
Subject:
Birds -- Tanzania.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Subject:
Popular science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Field guide ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Field Guides (Paperback)
Series Volume:
Jan. 1999
Publication Date:
July 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
124 color plates 800 range maps
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 35 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, tropical beaches, coral reefs, and such wildlife as elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and rhinos. With all this, Kenya and northern Tanzania are the ultimate destination for safaris, adventure travel, and ecotourism. They also form one of the world's most spectacular regions for birdwatching, with a variety of species unmatched almost anywhere else--from the tiny Amani Sunbird to the eight-foot-tall Somali Ostrich, from the elegant flamingos of the Rift Valley lakes to carcass-eating vultures and snake-hunting eagles. This book is the definitive field guide for the thousands of birdwatchers and travelers who visit this breathtaking area every year.

The guide features 124 color plates, depicting all 1,114 species in the area, including variations by subspecies, age, and sex. It contains over 800 range maps and succinct text that covers identification, voice, and distribution. Specially designed for use in the field, it is a compact version of the widely acclaimed Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, hailed on its publication in 1996 as the most comprehensive, accurate, and beautiful guide ever produced for the region. With its modest price, small trim size and sturdy, weather-resistant binding, this field guide is the one volume that every adventurous traveler to Kenya and northern Tanzania must have.

"Synopsis" by , -- Comprehensive field guide to the 1,100 bird species found in Kenya and Northern Tanzania<BR>-- 124 color plates depicting every bird, including variation by subspecies, age, and sex<BR>-- Over 800 range maps<BR>-- Succinct text covering identification, voice, and distribution
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