Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi
Birds of East Africa is the first comprehensive field guide to this spectacular birding region--and one of the best to any region in the world. Covering all resident, migrant, and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, this small and compact guide describes and illustrates a remarkable 1,388 species in convenient facing-page layout. Featuring 287 new color plates with 3,400 images painstakingly rendered by three experienced artists, the guide illustrates all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Set opposite the plates are range maps and concise accounts describing identification, status, range, habits, and voice for each species. Introductory sections provide notes on how to use the species accounts, the nomenclature adopted, conservation issues, where to send records, and maps of protected and other important bird areas.
Between them, Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe have more than 40 years' experience leading bird tours and conducting conservation work in East Africa. The region shelters a remarkable diversity of birds, including many seriously threatened species with small and vulnerable ranges. The region's birds form a constantly colorful, noisy, and highly extroverted part of the landscape. The book is sure to become an indispensable guide for anyone interested in studying or conserving birds in East Africa, as well as the many visitors who simply want to enjoy the sheer beauty of its birds.
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Different publishing date from advertisedUser Review - SiouxTex - Walmart
First book purchase from Wal-Mart. Arrived on time: however, the publishing date was advertised as 2006, but book shows 2002. Cover different from ad. Price was reduced one week after I purchased it. Good content, so I will keep it. Read full review
Review: The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, BurundiUser Review - Ann Atkinson - Goodreads
All the safari guides in Tanzania carry well-worn copies of this definitive guide. It is well worth taking it along with you if you travel there. The number of species in Tanzania is truly overwhelming, and you will never keep track of what you've seen without this book! Read full review