Title: A Photographic Guide to Birds of East Africa
Author: Dave Richards
Cape Town, South Africa 2006
ISBN 9781770073814 / ISBN 978-1-77007-381-4
Paperback, 10x19 cm, 144 pages, throughout colour photos
This wonderful book focuses on the essentials of bird identification in East Africa by presenting those species that are most likely to be seen in accessible habitats throughout the region. The text for each species highlights the diagnostic feature or combination of features that will enable the birdwatcher to most easily identify the bird. Clear colour photographs have been chosen to illustrate the guide.
For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumage, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the birds distribution. It has a compact, user-friendly format with 350 full colour photographs illustrating each of the 265 species.
How to use this book
Glossary of terms
Parts of a bird
Habitat map of East Africa
Index to common names