New information on the birds of Egypt is incorporated in this book with a critical review of earlier knowledge. The species found in the area, both resident and migratory, details of their occurrence, distribution and breeding patterns are surveyed by the authors. The subject is set in its historical context and the long history of Egyptian ornithology, which stretches back to the Predynastic Period (4500-3000 BC), is outlined. The changes in the environment and their effects on the avifauna are considered, together with the effects of hunting and of conservation and protection. Also included are tabulations of official and regional Egyptian bird names.