Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Socotra

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Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Socotra Authors: , , Illustrators: John Gale, Brian Small Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Pages: 512 Illustrations and other contents: 213 colour plates Language: English ISBN: 9781408157350 Categories: ,

The Horn of Africa has the highest endemism of any region in Africa, and around 70 species are found nowhere else in the world. Many of these are confined to the isolated highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, but a large number of larks specialise in the arid parts of Somalia and adjoining eastern Ethiopia, whilst the island of Socotra has its own suite of endemic species. The region is also an important migration route and wintering site for many Palearctic birds. This is the first field guide to the birds of this fascinating region, and a companion to Birds of East Africa by two of the same authors. Over 200 magnificent plates by John Gale and Brian Small illustrate every species that has ever occurred in the five countries covered by the guide, and the succinct text covers the key identification criteria. Special attention is paid to the voices of the species, and over 1000 up-to-date colour distribution maps are included. This long-awaited guide is a much-needed addition to the literature on African birds and an essential companion for birders visiting the region.

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The authors and publishers are to be congratulated on bringing out this second edition only two years after the first, showing their dedication to keeping it up to date. * Scottish Birds *

Author Biography

Nigel Redman is a publisher and bird tour leader who has visited eastern Africa more than 20 times. He is also co-author (with Simon Harrap) of Where to Watch Birds in Britain. Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe are the authors of the Helm Field Guide Birds of East Africa, and between them have over 50 years experience in leading bird tours and conducting conservation work in the region.