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The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

Princeton Field Guides Band 38

Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe

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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.


  • First comprehensive field guide to the countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi

  • Covers 1,388 species, with 3,400 color images on 287 plates

  • Concise species accounts facing the plates describe appearance, status, range, habits, and voice

  • A color distribution map is given for each species

  • Information on habitats, protected areas, and conservation issues

  • The essential guide to the birds of this spectacular region

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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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 640
Erscheinungsdatum 01.12.2005
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-691-12665-4
Verlag Princeton University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 21.6/14.1/3.8 cm
Gewicht 1121 g

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  • List of Plates ix
    Preface xv
    Landscapes xv
    Sites xviii
    Seasonality xix
    Taxonomy and names xix
    Speicies accounts xx
    Maps xxiii
    Recent Records xxiv
    Conservation xxvi
    Additional reading xxvii
    Acknowledgements xxvii
    The species accounts with colour plates 1
    Indexes 575
    Important Bird Areas in East Africa 603