Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra

Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra

by Nigel Redman, Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
     
 

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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

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the first edition: "Birds of the Hom of Africa is another excellent publication in the Princeton Field Guides series."—Frederic Brock, Wildlife Activist

Praise for the first edition: "A welcome addition to the literature on the birds of Africa. . . . [A]n outstanding work."—Emil K. Urban, Augusta State University

Praise for the first edition: "This eagerly awaited field guide is the first ever to cover the stunning birds of an outstanding region. . . . With its unrivalled, truly authoritative coverage, Birds of the Horn of Africa is indispensable for birders and ornithologists alike."—C. Hilary Fry, University of Aberdeen

Praise for the first edition: This is one of the best field guides in the world. The writing is of a very high standard, and I am impressed by the overall quality of the plates and attention paid to local subspecies. Birds of the Horn of Africa is the premier field guide to the region."—Keith N. Barnes, editor of The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland

Wildlife Activist - Frederic Brock
Birds of the Hom of Africa is another excellent publication in the Princeton Field Guides series.
Wildlife Activist
Birds of the Hom of Africa is another excellent publication in the Princeton Field Guides series.
— Frederic Brock

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691172897
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/13/2016
Series:
Princeton Field Guides Series
Edition description:
Revised and Expanded
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

C. Hilary Fry
This eagerly awaited field guide is the first ever to cover the stunning birds of an outstanding region. . . . With its unrivalled, truly authoritative coverage, Birds of the Horn of Africa is indispensable for birders and ornithologists alike.
C. Hilary Fry, University of Aberdeen
Barnes
This is one of the best field guides in the world. The writing is of a very high standard, and I am impressed by the overall quality of the plates and attention paid to local subspecies. Birds of the Horn of Africa is the premier field guide to the region.
Keith N. Barnes, editor of "The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland"
Urban
Birds of the Horn of Africa is a welcome addition to the literature on the birds of Africa. . . . [I]t is an outstanding work.
Emil K. Urban, Augusta State University

Meet the Author

Nigel Redman is a publisher and bird tour leader who has visited Africa many times. Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe are the authors of Birds of East Africa (Princeton) and have many years of experience leading bird tours and conducting conservation work in Africa.