Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania

Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania

Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania













  • used by many knowledgeable safari guides as well as avid birding tourists
  • thorough text covering identification, voice, habits, range and habita
  • easy to read distribution maps


  • covers only Kenya and a tiny slice of Tanzania, rather than East Africa in its entirety.
  • range maps not on the same page as the picture and te
  • too heavy to carry around
  • disappointing quality and colors of the illustrations


“More than just the definitive guide to East African Birds, this is a beautiful book–a ‘must have’ especially if you contemplate a journey to see these birds in the feather.”–Audubon Naturalist News

“This book provides us with plates that not only address the most difficult identification problems but also delight us as works of art.”–Birding

“This is one of the premier birding destinations on the planet, and this guide is indispensable for anyone birding the region. . . . [A]nyone going on a wildlife or birding safari in East Africa should have this beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched Field Guide Edition. . . . Most highly recommended.”–Dan R. Kunkle, Wildlife Activist

Publisher’s Description:

Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, tropical beaches, coral reefs, and such wildlife as elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and rhinos. With all this, Kenya and northern Tanzania are the ultimate destination for safaris, adventure travel, and ecotourism. They also form one of the world’s most spectacular regions for birdwatching, with a variety of species unmatched almost anywhere else–from the tiny Amani Sunbird to the eight-foot-tall Somali Ostrich, from the elegant flamingos of the Rift Valley lakes to carcass-eating vultures and snake-hunting eagles. This book is the definitive field guide for the thousands of birdwatchers and travelers who visit this breathtaking area every year.

The guide features 124 color plates, depicting all 1,114 species in the area, including variations by subspecies, age, and sex. It contains over 800 range maps and succinct text that covers identification, voice, and distribution. Specially designed for use in the field, it is a compact version of the widely acclaimed Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, hailed on its publication in 1996 as the most comprehensive, accurate, and beautiful guide ever produced for the region. With its modest price, small trim size and sturdy, weather-resistant binding, this field guide is the one volume that every adventurous traveler to Kenya and northern Tanzania must have.

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