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The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

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Birds of East Africa is the first comprehensive field guide to this spectacular birding region--and one of the best to any region in the world. Covering all resident, migrant, and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, this small and compact guide describes and illustrates a remarkable 1,388 species in convenient facing-page layout. Featuring 287 ne ...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Princeton University Press (first published January 30th 2002)
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PoachingFacts
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: birders, amateur bird watchers, experienced safari tourists
All Princeton Field Guides fall into the “must have” category when it comes to packing for a long holiday of wildlife safaris. But it’s up to the reader and the utility of the guide as to whether it’s essential to bring in a daily bag. Let’s dive into what features this specific field guide has.

Like others in the series focused on avian species, The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi by Terry Stevenson, published in 2002, has a plethora of information on bird basics,
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Jessie (saxgrl1)
Sep 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nature, birding, africa
I borrowed this field guide for our recent trip to Tanzania and I took it everywhere. I was somewhat unfamiliar with the species in this region and I was able to identify birds fairly quickly from the illustrations and maps. Most plates contained images of adults, immatures, males and females and a fairly good description of habitat and range for each species. I would have liked more natural history information (such as feeding preferences) but that would have increased the volume of the book.
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Ann Atkinson
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
All the safari guides in Tanzania carry well-worn copies of this definitive guide. It is well worth taking it along with you if you travel there. The number of species in Tanzania is truly overwhelming, and you will never keep track of what you've seen without this book! ...more
Liam Torpy
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An informational and beautifully illustrated guide that is great for birders in Tanzania.
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