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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 1388 species in convenient facing page layout Featuring 287 new color plates with 3400 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 areasBetween them Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe have 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 birdsFirst comprehensive field guide to the countries of Kenya Tanzania Uganda Rwanda and BurundiCovers 1388 species with 3400 color images on 287 platesConcise species accounts facing the plates describe appearance status range habits and voiceA color distribution map is given for each speciesInformation on habitats protected areas and conservation issuesThe essential guide to the birds of this spectacular region Birdguidescom


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    All Princeton Field Guides fall into the “must have” category when it comes to packing for a long holiday of wildlife safaris But it’s up to the reader and the utility of the guide as to whether it’s essential to bring in a daily bag Let’s dive into what features this specific field guide hasLike others in the series focused on avian species The Birds of East Africa Kenya Tanzania Uganda Rwanda Burundi by Terry Stevenson published in 2002 has a plethora of information on bird basics behavior habitats and biomes residentvisitor distribution taxonomic classification and nomenclature This field guide covers 1388 bird species with 286 color plates containing 3400 color images and provides a concise overview of avian species in the modern interpretation of East Africa Uganda Kenya Rwanda Burundi and Tanzania This is approximately 80% of known bird species in sub Saharan Africa all found in East Africa Like its sister guides Birds of East Africa is a solid reference guide suitable for most birders and appears to cover the same number of species as Birds of East Africa Helm Field Guide by the same authors while also being less expensiveAs with other Princeton Field Guides the bulk of the field guide is laid out with information and the range of each bird species on the left page and a full color image of each species on the right often with juvenile male and female examples in addition to the underside as seen in flight The illustrations depict some of the species perched in flight and even in different stages of development breeding or seasonal plumage juvenile adult breeding non breeding A few species also have illustrations of the nest or close ups of their tail and undertail coverts In the front of the book there is also a two page visual defining the specific names and features of a bird and its plumageThe information on each bird is very concise and explains appearance plumage appearance during certain seasons or stages of life animal size wingspan voices and the status and biology of the species Each species’ information comes in a single paragraph and is accompanied by a small map showing the estimated range of that species The only points of reference are country borders and Lake Victoria which is Africa’s largest lakeMeasuring 85x55x125 inches 215x140x32 cm Birds of East Africa is a little taller and not quite as wide as other entries in the Princeton Field Guides series on birds The book is still small enough to be carried around in a day pack but hikers or photographers on a day trip already carrying around a lot of weight might want to forego this book in favor of a compact and region specific field guideWhat the Field Guide Doesn’t Have Birds of East Africa does not have a glossary of terms related to bird species their habitats and their behaviors There is also no section on Birding Societies groups that may interest you or Birdlife Clubs in specific countries This is something that exists for the Birds of Southern Africa Fourth Edition guide and is a valuable resource for birders eco tourists and others interested in interacting with serious birders in the regionOverview ComparisonAs with all the Princeton Field Guides the ability to look up so many avian species is straightforward but not as convenient as some others in the series Aside from thumbing through the book manually the only other way to find a specific bird species or family is to use one of the two indexes unfortunately there is no Swahili index pages 575 590 have an extensive list of bird species by their scientific name and pages 591 602 have a list of common names in English This makes the book less accessible to first time and novice birders than Birds of Southern Africa Fourth Edition and some other Princeton Field Guides which have an illustrated quick reference This is probably due to the extensiveness of the species covered but the authors have helpfully included a list of plates pages of illustrations at the beginning so that page numbers for specific birds can effectually be found As a result while this book is useful for anyone going on safari it’s most useful to birders confident in their observational skills birders with a strong knowledge of names or those who love pouring over species data after a safari to correctly identify their sighting which is half the funThe last four pages of the guide are dedicated to a large 2 page map of the region with key points marked This is supplemented by a 2 page list of “Important Bird Areas of East Africa” which not only includes national parks and notable game reserves but also forests mountain regions and coastal regions which are great for planning a birding adventureTypically located in the back of many books and texts the “additional reading” section is listed in the front to help prepare the serious bird enthusiasts before their adventure begins However because the book has not been substantially changed if at all since its first publishing in 2002 the list of “additional reading” is surely missing the latest publications and research released in the past fifteen years