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A compromise between coverage and size,
This review is from: A Photographic Guide to Birds of East Africa (Photographic Guides) (Paperback)
I bought this book for a holiday on the NE coast of Kenya, and wanted something I could carry every day, even when the purpose of the day's outing was not birdwatching. I found the book's coverage - number of species - too restricted for the locations I visited. I saw many birds which I could identify only by family, and I don't often need a book to do that. That said, I did find it very portable and when the species was included, easy to use to identify what I was seeing. Given the number of species in the whole of East Africa, some compromise is inevitable.