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Collins Field Guide: Birds of Eastern Africa

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Collins Field Guides

By: Ber Van Perlo

301 pages, 96 colour plates (2,500 colour illus), 1488 maps

Harper Collins

Paperback | Jan 2009 | Edition: 2 | #175893 | ISBN-13: 9780007285112
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £24.99 $31/€28 approx

About this book

Eastern Africa is becoming an increasingly popular destination for people who want to see first-hand the abundant widlife of this vast continent.

`Birds of Eastern Africa' is the only field guide to feature over 450 species found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia (including Socotra Island).

Including full colour illustrations of each bird, key features on habitat, songs and calls, and distribution maps for each species, this guide contains all the information needed to quickly identify the birds found in this vast region. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, this book is a must for all those visiting the region.

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Ber van Perlo has written and illustrated numerous books, including the highly successful Birds of Southern Africa. He studied garden and landscape architecture at the Agricultural University of Wageningen in the Netherlands before working as a geographer and physical planner with the National Forestry Service of the Netherlands. During a holiday in Kenya in 1982 he discovered that no field guide existed which depicted all bird species of the area. He began to produce field guides for various regions of Africa, eventually extending to the Indian Subcontinent and Middle and Southern America.

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