Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra (Princeton Field Guides)$28.55
- excellent illustrations - features more than 2,600 illustrations on 213 stunning color plates
- includes an annotated distributional checklist by country
- text is very informative, to the point, and precise.
- usefulelevation guides especially helpful in this geographically variable country.
- taxonomy not consistent with standard Clement's. Difficult to align sightings with eBird's.
“Even if you own the first edition, with so many improvements the second edition of Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra is worth owning if you are particularly interested in the avifauna of Africa. If you are going to visit Ethiopia, or any of the other countries covered by this guide, it would certainly be worthwhile taking this newer edition. This is an outstanding field guide.”
Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra
November 4, 2016.
(The Birder’s Library)
Birds of the Horn of Africa is widely regarded as the best field guide to the more than 1,000 species of resident, migrant, and vagrant birds found in northeast Africa–and it just got even better. Now fully revised and expanded, this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide has been updated with the latest information on distribution, identification, and taxonomy. New vagrants to the region have been added; color plates, illustrations, and distribution maps have been thoroughly updated and improved; and much more–making this still the must-have guide for birders, naturalists, and travelers in the region.
• Covers Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and the Socotra archipelago
• Features more than 2,600 illustrations on 213 stunning color plates
• Provides a color distribution map for every species
• Detailed species accounts on facing pages describe key identification features, similar species, geographical variation, habitat, status, and voice
• Includes a glossary, identification tips, and information about habitats
• Key identification features are shown more prominently in the text
• Now includes an annotated distributional checklist by country and a comparison table for large white-headed gulls