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Birds of Africa: From Seabirds to Seed-Eaters

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Neither a field guide nor a biological text, this book presents an overview of African birds and describes and depicts the lives and habits of almost 2,400 species.

This book celebrates and provides a useful and highly readable introduction to Africa's magnificent avian diversity. Neither a field guide nor a biological text, it presents an overview of African birds and desc
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 2nd 2000 by MIT Press (first published November 12th 1999)
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PoachingFacts
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: amateur bird watchers, novice ornithologists, students
Birds of Africa: From Seabirds to Seed-Eaters by wife and husband team Tilde and Chris Stuart is a great desk-reference type book cramming information on 108 families of birds into 168 pages (plus an index).

Unlike encyclopedic reference books and field guides Birds of Africa is not divided into individual species, but instead provides an introduction to thousands of African bird species through summaries of each family grouped together by range, genetic relationship, habitats, and diet. For inst
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Beth
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Having been in Tanzania and seen many different birds, I wanted to identify some of the photos and get the names down. Images of African birds on the Internet don't often post names so that way of making identification failed me. I got this book from the library and although it did not have pictures of all the birds we saw,. it did have many and a lot of good information about habitate and habits. I recommend it!
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