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Birds of The Gambia and Senegal

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

Series: Helm Field Guides

By: Clive Barlow, Tim Wacher and Tony Disley

400 pages, 48 col plates [660 species], illus, maps

Christopher Helm

Paperback | Aug 2005 | Edition: 2 | #155696 | ISBN: 0713675497
Out of Print Details
Hardback | Dec 2000 | Edition: 2 | #31919 | ISBN: 1873403321
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About this book

This is a revised reprint of the standard field guide to one of the world's most popular and impressive birding regions. Illustrated with 48 colour plates, 660 species are covered, including all breeding species, regular visitors and vangrants. Colour plates have facing page text.

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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Clive Barlow has been a resident in The Gambia for many years and is an authority on the birds of the region. Tim Wacher is a zoologist, working with the Zoological Society of London, specialising in the research of antelopes. He also lived in The Gambia for many years. Tony Disley is an acclaimed bird illustrator whose work has also appeared in the Birds of the Seychelles (Helm Field Guides).

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