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.
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Between them the authors have 40 years of experience leading bird tous and conducting conservation work in the region.Review:
"Stevenson and Fanshaw's new volume is the fourth guidebook to enter this market and is by far the best. The illustrations are clear, distinct and beautifully illustrated; distribution maps are located alongside each illustration, as is a short and succinct description, so no faffing about between illustration and text. The volume's hard cover makes it an excellent companion on tough birding safaris. I could not recommend this volume more warmly."
--Kim Gehab, an Amazon.co.uk Customer (November 2001)
"For birders with an interest in the region and those planning a trip, look no further. With the publication of this guide we have distilled into one book all the good elements of what has gone before but better...a super-easy guide to utilize. ...The plates are the book's tour de force and are simply outstanding. ...this is by far the best and most exciting guide available for anywhere in Africa..."
--Ken Arber in SURFBIRDS.COM (November 2001)
"The illustrations in this guide are of a very high standard and show the detail needed for field identification whilst remaining of an artistic quality that makes the book an attractive object as well as a useful one. ...The brief descriptions are excellent and the language fresh and punchy... a very fine field-guide indeed and sets a new standard for regional African guides."
"As soon as you open the book, you'll realise that the standard of artwork is exceptional. The text is also of an unusually high standard. ...If you are planning a trip to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda or Burundi this is now unquestionably the most valuable book you can buy. And if you aren't yet planning a trip there this is the perfect book to get you dreaming."
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Book Description A&C Black, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brian Small; John Gale; Norman Arlott (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0713669357