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9780691010212

Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania

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  • ISBN13:

    9780691010212

  • ISBN10:

    0691010218

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Dept of Art &
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Summary

Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, tropical beaches, coral reefs, and such wildlife as elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and rhinos. With all this, Kenya and northern Tanzania are the ultimate destination for safaris, adventure travel, and ecotourism. They also form one of the world's most spectacular regions for birdwatching, with a variety of species unmatched almost anywhere else--from the tiny Amani Sunbird to the eight-foot-tall Somali Ostrich, from the elegant flamingos of the Rift Valley lakes to carcass-eating vultures and snake-hunting eagles. This book is the definitive field guide for the thousands of birdwatchers and travelers who visit this breathtaking area every year.The guide features 124 color plates, depicting all 1,114 species in the area, including variations by subspecies, age, and sex. It contains over 800 range maps and succinct text that covers identification, voice, and distribution. Specially designed for use in the field, it is a compact version of the widely acclaimed Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, hailed on its publication in 1996 as the most comprehensive, accurate, and beautiful guide ever produced for the region. With its modest price, small trim size and sturdy, weather-resistant binding, this field guide is the one volume that every adventurous traveler to Kenya and northern Tanzania must have.

Table of Contents

Preface 5(1)
Acknowledgements 6(1)
Introduction 7(1)
The Species Accounts 7(1)
Illustrations
8(1)
Plate Caption Notes 9(1)
Distribution Maps 9(1)
Habitat Terminology 9(1)
Taxonomy and Scientific Nomenclature 10(1)
English Names 11(1)
Abbreviations Used in The Text and Plate Captions 11(1)
Terms Relating to Bird Identification 12(7)
Colour Plates 19(250)
THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS 269(295)
Ostriches, Struthionidae
269(1)
Grebes, Podicipedidae
269(1)
Albatrosses, Diomedeidae
270(1)
Petrels and Shearwaters, Procellariidae
271(2)
Storm-petrels, Hydrobatidae
273(1)
Tropicbirds, Phaethontidae
274(1)
Pelicans, Pelecanidae
274(1)
Boobies, Sulidae
275(1)
Cormorants, Phalacrocoracidae
276(1)
Darters, Anhingidae
276(1)
Frigatebirds, Fregatidae
277(1)
Shoebill, Balaenicipitidae
277(1)
Herons and Bitterns, Ardeidae
277(5)
Hamerkop, Scopidae
282(1)
Storks, Ciconidae
282(2)
Ibises and Spoonbills, Threskiornithidae
284(2)
Flamingos, Phoenicopteridae
286(1)
Ducks and Geese, Anatidae
286(6)
Secretary Bird, Sagittariidae
292(1)
Vultures, Hawks, Buzzards, Eagles and Osprey, Accipitridae
293(16)
Falcons, Falconidae
309(5)
Quail and Francolins, Phasianidae
314(5)
Guineafowl, Numididae
319(1)
Button-quail and Quail-plover, Turnicidae
320(1)
Rails, Rallidae
321(4)
Cranes, Gruidae
325(1)
Finfoot, Heliornithidae
326(1)
Bustards, Otididae
326(3)
Jacanas, Jacanidae
329(1)
Painted-snipe, Rostratulidae
329(1)
Crab-plover, Dromadidae
330(1)
Oystercatchers, Haematopodidae
330(1)
Stilts and Avocets, Recurvirostridae
330(1)
Thick-knees, Burhinidae
331(1)
Coursers and Pratincoles, Glareolidae
332(3)
Plovers, Charadriidae
335(5)
Sandpipers, Scolopacidae
340(8)
Skuas, Stercorariidae
348(1)
Gulls and Terns, Laridae
349(8)
Skimmers, Rynchopidae
357(1)
Sandgrouse, Pteroclidae
357(2)
Pigeons and Doves, Columbidae
359(4)
Parrots and Lovebirds, Psittacidae
363(1)
Turacos, Musophagidae
364(2)
Cuckoos and Coucals, Cuculidae
366(6)
Barn Owls and Grass Owls, Tytonidae
372(1)
Typical Owls, Strigidae
372(4)
Nightjars, Caprimulgidae
376(6)
Swifts, Apodidae
382(3)
Mousebirds, Coliidae
385(1)
Trogons, Trogonidae
386(1)
Kingfishers, Alcedinidae
387(2)
Bee-eaters, Meropidae
389(4)
Rollers, Coraciidae
393(1)
Hoopoe, Upupidae
394(1)
Wood-hoopoes and Scimitarbills, Phoeniculidae
395(2)
Hornbills, Bucerotidae
397(3)
Barbets and Tinkerbirds, Capitonidae
400(6)
Honeyguides, Indicatoridae
406(2)
Woodpeckers and Wrynecks, Picidae
408(4)
Broadbills, Eurylaimidae
412(1)
Pittas, Pittidae
412(1)
Larks, Alaudidae
413(6)
Wagtails, Pipits and Longclaws, Motacillidae
419(5)
Swallows and Martins, Hirundinidae
424(4)
Bulbuls, Pycnonotidae
428(7)
Babblers, Chatterers and Illadopses, Timaliidae
435(4)
Thrushes and Chats, Turdidae
439(14)
Flycatchers, Muscicapidae
453(4)
Warblers, Sylviidae
457(25)
White-eyes, Zosteropidae
482(2)
Tits, Paridae
484(1)
Penduline Tits, Remizidae
485(1)
Creepers, Certhiidae
486(1)
Monarch Flycatchers, Monarchidae
486(2)
Batises and Wattle-eyes, Platysteiridae
488(4)
Helmet-shrikes, Prionopidae
492(2)
Shrikes, Laniidae
494(3)
Bush-shrikes, Malaconotidae
497(7)
Cuckoo-shrikes, Campephagidae
504(1)
Drongos, Dicruridae
505(1)
Orioles, Oriolidae
506(2)
Crows, Corvidae
508(1)
Starlings and Oxpeckers, Sturnidae
509(7)
Sunbirds, Nectariniidae
516(11)
Sparrows and Petronias, Passeridae
527(1)
Weavers, Ploceidae
528(21)
Waxbills, Estrildidae
549(10)
Seedeaters and Canaries, Fringillidae
559(3)
Old World Buntings, Emberizidae
562(2)
Index 564

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