144 pages, colour photos, 2 colour maps, 2 tables
Al Jabal Al Akhdar, a unique ecosystem in northern Oman, is a hotspot of different types of birds. The Birds of Al Jabal Al Akhdar: Sultanate of Oman, written by Jens Eriksen, deals with several species of birds such as Hume's Wheatear and Indian Roller, found in these mountain ranges. The Birds of Al Jabal Al Akhdar: Sultanate of Oman also elaborates on the impact on the bird life and biodiversity in this region caused by increasing development and tourism.
The author had taken part in the three year survey named "Al Jabal Al Akhdar Initiative" of CESAR, during which an extended survey of breeding birds as well as visiting species during migration and in winter was carried out. Saiq plateau and Jabal Shams were the tow mains study areas. The systematic list of bird species that the book contains identification, similar species status at Al Jabal Al Akhdar, habitat and habits. In short "The Birds of Jabal Akhdar" contains description of all birds recorded at the AL Jabal Al Akhdar", histograms showing when they occur, description of Saiq Plateau and Jabal Shams, information on how and when to visit and an extensive index at the end.
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