The Middle East has a vast range of avifauna, with over 800 species known to breed in the region; it is an important area for both indigenous species and those which pass through on migration. Birds of the Middle East, the latest addition to the Helm Wildlife Guides series, provides photographic coverage of more than 300 species regularly seen in the region. Concise text for each species includes identification, songs and calls, behaviour, distribution and habitat; Birds of the Middle East is also packed with photos, each carefully selected to guide identification. Pocket-sized yet authoritative, this is the perfect companion for any wildlife-friendly visitor to the Middle East.
Richard Porter has been involved with birds in the Middle East since 1966 and is an adviser on bird conservation for BirdLife International. He is the author or co-author of several books on the Middle East and the groundbreaking Flight Identification of European Raptors.