Birds of Eastern Africa: Updated Edition

Birds of Eastern Africa: Updated Edition

by Ber van Perlo
     
 

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,

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

New Scientist
Praise for Princeton's previous edition: [T]his handy volume is certain to become as essential as binoculars.
— David Tomlinson
Condor
Praise for Princeton's previous edition: The books are compact, convenient guides for birders and scientists interested in identifying birds while visiting the regions. Their small, lightweight sizes make for easy packing and carrying in the back pocket while trudging around the countryside. They are the perfect alternative to the larger guides that are too large for travelling and often have more information than is necessary for field identification.
New Scientist - David Tomlinson
Praise for Princeton's previous edition: [T]his handy volume is certain to become as essential as binoculars.
From the Publisher
Praise for Princeton's previous edition: "[T]his handy volume is certain to become as essential as binoculars."—David Tomlinson,New Scientist

Praise for Princeton's previous edition: The books are compact, convenient guides for birders and scientists interested in identifying birds while visiting the regions. Their small, lightweight sizes make for easy packing and carrying in the back pocket while trudging around the countryside. They are the perfect alternative to the larger guides that are too large for travelling and often have more information than is necessary for field identification."Condor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691141701
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/05/2009
Series:
Princeton Illustrated Checklists Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,170,610
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Ber van Perlo has been traveling and living in Africa since 1981. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of "Birds of Southern Africa, Birds of Western and Central Africa", and "Birds of Mexico and Central America" (all Princeton).

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