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Birds of Senegal and The Gambia

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Helm Field Guides

By: Nik Borrow (Illustrator), Ron Demey (Author)

352 pages, 143 plates with colour illustrations; colour distribution maps, colour maps

Christopher Helm

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #189987 | ISBN-13: 9781408134696
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £29.99 $37/€34 approx

About this book

This new field guide covers The Gambia, a country which is very popular with a large number of birders and tourists, and the whole of neighbouring Senegal. This fascinating region shelters many Western Palearctic migrants from September to April, as well as a significant list of resident West African birds. The stunning colour plates depict more than 680 species, covering almost every distinct plumage and race. The authoritative text highlights the key features needed to identify each species in the field, and accurate up-to-date maps are provided for every species. This comprehensive guide is an essential companion for anyone visiting The Gambia and Senegal.

Please note that there are two Helm Field Guides covering The Gambia and Senegal, the older Birds of The Gambia and Senegal (now out of print) and the newer Birds of Senegal and The Gambia. To prevent confusion, here is an overview of the principal differences.

TitleBirds of The Gambia and SenegalBirds of Senegal and The Gambia
Publcation date1999, with paperback reprints in 2005, 2007, and 20102011
AuthorsClive Barlow & Tim WacherNik Borrow & Ron Demey
IllustratorTony DisleyNik Borrow (largely taken from Birds of Western Africa)
Description48 colour plates with facing text, no distribution maps143 colour plates with facing text, colour distribution maps
Number of species 0ver 660almost 680


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- (March 2011)

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