Hardcover. This major new handbook covers 1282 species which occur in the western countries of Africa. The countries covered are Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory C.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 832 pages. 2.086. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This major new handbook covers 1282 species which occur in the western countries of Africa. The countries covered are Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Rio Muni, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, part of Mauritania and the islands of Sao Tome, Principe, and Bioko (Fernando Po). It is the only field guide available which covers the region's birds in detail and provides colour illustrations of all the species described. The book is illustrated with 142 colour plates which cover all the species described apart from a few vagrants (which are depicted in black and white within the text). Distribution maps are provided for the majority of species.
About the Author: Nik Borrow is an acclaimed bird artist whose work has appeared in many magazines and journals. This is his first major work and it is an outstanding feat to have painted all the plates in this sumptuous volume. Nik has travelled widely in Africa and has been a staff leader for Birdquest for many years, escorting groups of birders to Africa and elsewhere. Ron Demey is a freelance ornithologist who has lived and worked in several West African countries for many years. During this time he has travelled extensively in the region, amassing a considerable knowledge of its rich avifauna. He serves on the editorial team of the African Bird Club, and has worked on several African projects for BirdLife International.
Title: Birds of Western Africa (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: New
Book Description Christopher Helm, 2001. Hard covers, dust jacket. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st edition. Wear to exterior of boards, jacket creased and folded but with only small tears. No inscriptions. 832 pp., 147 col. pl. Weight: 2 Language: English. Seller Inventory # 18256
Book Description Christopher Helm. London. 2001 1st edition. 8vo (169 x 247mm). Pp832. Colour paintings of birds, b/w illustrations, maps, bibliography, map end-papers. Green boards, spine titled in gilt. Mint new copy in dust-wrapper. This book "is the only guide currently available that covers the entire region's birds in detail and provides colour illustrations of every species described." This guide covers twenty-three countries south of the western Sahara Desert, as far south and west as the Rivers Congo, Oubangui, and Bomu/Mbomou: The Cape Verde Islands, Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinnea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Biako and Annobon, Sao Tome and Principe. Chapters include: Introduction - area covered, the species accounts, the maps, the plates, the plate captions; climate, topography and main habitats, restricted-range species and endemic bird areas; Taxonomy, some definitions; Organisations; Bird topography. Species chapters include: ostrich, albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters, storm-petrels, penguins, grebes, tropicbirds, gannets and boobies, cormorants and shags, darters, pelicans, frigatebirds, herons, egrets, bitterns, hamerkop, storks, shoebill, ibises and spoonbills, flamingos, ducks and geese, osprey, vultures, eagles, hawks, secretary bird, falcons, quails, partridges and francolins, guineafowl, buttonquails, rails, flufftails, crakes and gallinules, cranes, finfoots, bustards, jacanas, painted-snipes, oystercatchers, avocets and stilts, thick-knees, coursers and pratincoles, plovers and lapwings, sandpipers and allies, skuas, gulls, terns, skimmers, auks, sandgrouse, pigeons and doves, parrots and lovebirds, turacos, cuckoos and coucals, barn owls and grassowls, typical owls, nightjars, swifts, mousebirds, trogons, and many, many more. . Seller Inventory # 40440
Book Description Helm, 2001. Condition: New. This major new guide covers all of the birds of West Africa, from Mauritania and Senegal east to Chad and south to Congo. It gives detailed descriptions of 1,285 species, from ostriches to falcons and parrots to plovers. The 147 colour plates contain more than 3,000 illustrations, and each entry describes the voice, behaviour, habitat, distribution, migration patterns and conservation status of the species. This is the authoritative handbook for one of the world's richest birding destinations. Seller Inventory # 222773
Book Description Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd 2002, 2002. Condition: New. New sealed hardback. Fine and unread. Seller Inventory # A39328
Book Description Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand new & shrink-wrapped. Next day dispatch by Royal Mail in recyclable packaging. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. *** EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY OUTSIDE THE UK ***. Seller Inventory # 003506
Book Description LONDON HELM, 2001. FINE HARDBACK IN FINE PROTECTED DUSTWRAP. HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES. COVERAGE OF 1285 SPECIES OVER 23 COUNTRIES, 3000 COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS, COLOUR DISTRIBUTION MAPS. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL BE REQUIRED OUTSIDE THE U.K. Seller Inventory # 10086
Book Description Helm, 2001. Condition: Very Good. 832, 147 colour plates, 1100+ maps. 241x166mm. HB. Vg in d/w (spine very slightly faded). Owner’s name neatly inscribed to endpaper. This detailed field guide covers the birds of all western African countries, from Mauritania and Senegal east to Chad and Central African Republic, and south to Gabon and Congo. . Seller Inventory # 34379
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2002. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FV-9780713639599
Book Description London: Christopher Helm ISBN 0-7136-3959-8, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Author signed first edition,first issue.With end-paper maps,147 colour plates of over 3000 figures,distribution maps for each species,5 colour maps & 2 b&w plates.pp 832.Hard cover,green cloth gilt.A near fine copy in a near fine unclipped dust jacket.Signed by Niik Borrow on title-page without dedication.Also included is a print-off of an email from John Ash to Borrow & his reply regarding the publishing of the book & a sighting of a Eurasian Bittern seen at Lake Tana,dated April 2002.(The book is large & heavy,2,105 kilo unpacked.Extra postage will be required). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 7369
Book Description London: Christopher Helm, 2001. A major new guide covering the birds of all western African countries. HB, 1st ED, endpaper map, 832pp, 147 orignal colour plates comprising over 3,000 figures, and depicting every species described. Distribution maps and line drawings in the text. Spine ends are lightly bumped and creased, and spine base also has some rubbing with loss of colour to bumped area. Unfortunately the previous owner has ticked a number of the species listed next to the plates. Plates are clean and other text unaffected. Dust jacket has some creasing. A Good copy in Good+ dust jacket. A heavy volume so extra postage may be required. Seller Inventory # 21571