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Field Guide to the Bisrds of East Afrca

Stevenson,Terry and John Fanshawe

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ISBN 10: 0856610798 / ISBN 13: 9780856610790
Published by T and AD Poyser, London, 2002
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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

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Title: Field Guide to the Bisrds of East Afrca

Publisher: T and AD Poyser, London

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Brian Small, Johjn Gale and Norman Arlott

Book Condition:New

Edition: First Edition.

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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
* Seasonality
* Plumage
* Species accounts
* Common alternative names
* Conservation and threatened species
* The local scene
* Glossary, references, and an index
Key Features
* Small and compact
* Comprehensive
* 1388 species
* All distinctive plumages and races illustrated
* 287 colour plates
* 3400 illustrations
* All species ranges mapped
* Key protected and important bird areas mapped

About the Author:

Terry Stevenson has made Kenya his home since 1977 and is one of Africa's foremost bird-tour guides, having led numerous tours across the continent. He wrote The Birds of Lake Baringo while he was resident ornithologist there from 1981 to 1985, and is a member and advisor to the bird committee of Nature Kenya and to the East African Rarities Committee. John Fanshawe is the Africa consultant for BirdLife International. He has conducted research in the region for many years, and is widely regarded as unrivaled in his knowledge of East African birds and their conservation.

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