The Birds of Egypt and the Middle East

The Birds of Egypt and the Middle East

by Richard Hoath
The Birds of Egypt and the Middle East

The Birds of Egypt and the Middle East

by Richard Hoath


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The essential field guide to the birds of Egypt and the Middle East by a leading naturalist, stunningly illustrated with full-color photography

This compact, incisive photographic identification guide to 280 bird species in Egypt and the Middle East shows the region’s most commonly seen, unique, and endemic species, and is perfect for resident and visitor alike. Each bird species is illustrated with a high-quality full-color photograph, accompanied by a detailed description, which includes nomenclature, size, distribution, habits, and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers biogeography, migration, bird topography, and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Egypt encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name as well as its status in each country and its global International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781649031242
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 12/28/2021
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Hoath is a leading naturalist based in Egypt, having traveled extensively throughout the Middle East. He is the author and illustrator of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt (pbk edition, 2009), and many other books and articles on the wildlife of the region. He is a founder member of, and serves on the Egyptian Ornithological Rarities Committee, is a long-time member of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME), and is currently on the faculty of the American University in Cairo.

Table of Contents

Egypt and the Middle East
Using the Guide Bird
Species Accounts and Photographs
Checklist of the Birds of Egypt
Further Reading

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