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A Guide to the Birds of Western Africa

Demey, Ron

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ISBN 10: 0691095205 / ISBN 13: 9780691095202
Published by Princeton University Press
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: A Guide to the Birds of Western Africa

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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This is a major new guide covering the birds of all western African countries, from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic and south to Congo. No other field guide covers this region exclusively and in such comprehensive depth.

A Guide to the Birds of Western Africa describes 1,285 species, representing the entire avifauna of the region. There are 147 original color plates, all painted by the same leading illustrator, comprising over 3,000 figures and depicting almost all the species described. The detailed species accounts cover all identification criteria, including differences between similar species, voice, habits, habitat, breeding, distribution, and status. The text also features color distribution maps for over 1,100 species, and numerous line drawings illustrate particular aspects of behavior and identification.

Both authors have gained extensive field experience over many years in western Africa. Their knowledge and expertise shines through in this outstanding guide to one of the world's most exciting birding regions.

  • Comprehensive coverage of all 1,285 species found in the region

  • 23 separate countries and territories covered

  • Clear and authoritative text detailing differences between similar species, voice, habits, habitat, breeding, distribution, and status

  • Over 3,000 original color illustrations, depicting all key plumages

  • Concise plate captions summarizing key identification pointers

  • Numerous line drawings illustrating specific aspects of identification and behavior

  • More than 1,100 color distribution maps

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"This book is a comprehensive and practical guide to all the species of birds occurring in western Africa. It will become the standard identification guide, and will be useful to anyone interested in African wildlife, to biologists, to tourists wanting to know the identity of birds that they have seen in West Africa, and as a general reference to the region's birds."--Robert A. Cheke, author of Sunbirds

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