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Birds of The Horn of Africa - Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Socotra Paperback – 11 May 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback : 450 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0713665416
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0713665413
  • Product Dimensions : 14 x 3 x 21.6 cm
  • Publisher : Christopher Helm (11 May 2009)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

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Review

'Without a doubt, this is an essential companion for birders visiting the region.' --Biologist (August 2009)

'A classic Helm field guide of typically high standard...vital to any birder visiting this area.'
--Scottish Bird (2009)

'This beautifully produced book is reasonably priced and conveniently sized; it will do much to advance knowledge and conservation of the birds of the region.'
--Book Review - British Ornithologists' Union (2009)

'...bang up-to-date, gives good coverage of subspecies and even includes a few, as yet unresolved, mysteries.'
--Birdquest (August 2009)

'...an essential reference for any birdwatching trip to the region...everything you need to make a visit to the region the trip of a lifetime!'
--Birdwatch (May 2009)

Synopsis

The Horn of Africa has the highest endemism of any region in Africa,and around 70 species are found nowhere else in the world. Many ofthese are confined to the isolated highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea,but a large number of larks specialise in the arid parts of Somalia andadjoining eastern Ethiopia, whilst the island of Socotra has its ownsuite of endemic species. The region is also an important migrationroute and wintering site for many Palearctic birds.This is the first field guide to the birds of this fascinating region,and a companion to Birds of East Africa by two of the same authors.Over 200 magnificent plates by John Gale and Brian Small illustrateevery species that has ever occurred in the five countries covered bythe guide, and the succinct text covers the key identificationcriteria. Special attention is paid to the voices of the species, andover 1000 up-to-date colour distribution maps are included. This long-awaited guide is a much-needed addition to the literature onAfrican birds and an essential companion for birders visiting theregion.