The Birds of East Africa is the first comprehensive field guide to the whole of this spectacular region. Small and compact, the guide covers a remarkable 1388 species, and three experienced artists have painstakingly prepared 287 plates with almost 3400 images illustrating all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Set opposite the plates are concise descriptive accounts dealing with identification, status, habits and voice, and range maps. Background sections include notes on how to use the species accounts, nomenclature, conservation, where to send records, and maps of protected and other important bird areas.
This book includes:
* An overview of East African birds
* East African environment
* Species accounts
* Common alternative names
* Conservation and threatened species
* The local scene
* Glossary, references, and an index
* Small and compact
* 1388 species
* All distinctive plumages and races illustrated
* 287 colour plates
* 3400 illustrations
* All species ranges mapped
* Key protected and important bird areas mapped
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Terry Stevenson, Field Guides Tour Company, Nakuru, Kenya
John Fanshawe, BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
"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 T and AD Poyser, London, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brian Small, Johjn Gale and Norman Arlott (illustrator). First Edition. 602pp. First Edition.No dj. Illustrated boards Black lettering on white background of title, authors and publisher on spine.Title, authors, illustrrators and publisher in black lettering on front cover with illustration of two multicolored birds with red beaks. Black lettering material on back cover with illustration of two black birds. Profusely illustrated. No previous owner name. Brand .new Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007303
Book Description Elsevier Science, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110856610798
Book Description Elsevier Science, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0856610798