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BIRDS OF WESTERN AFRICA - Helm Identification Guides by NikBorrow and Ron Demey

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Birds of Africa South of the Sahara: A Comprehensive Illustrated Field Guide  Ian Sainclair, Peter Ryan

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Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi (A Volume in the Poyser Series)

by Fanshawe, John Fanshawe, Norman Arlott, John Gale, Brian Small, Terry Stevens

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Southern Africa Birds: A Photographic Guide

Ian Sinclair

Covers the most abundant species of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. 146 pages with 256 species

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Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East

Porter, Christiansen, Schiermacker-Hansen

First guide to comprehensively cover all the species within the region. 700 species covered with maps and brief text opposite the plates. More detailed text at the back.

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Field Guide to the Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania

Zimmerman, Turner, Pearson

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Published in 1999. Handy-sized guide with 124 color plates covering all 1100 species with facing text and 800 maps.

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Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles, and the Comoros

Ian Sinclair & Olivier Langrand

First comprehensive guide to the region of Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros and Mascarenes. Covers 359 regular species including many endemics. 71 plates and clear text with up to date range maps.

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The Birds of Israel

Shirihai

A monumental work by Hadoram Shirihia. Over 500 colour photos and 200 line drawings by Alan Harris it is packed with more information about the country's avifauna than any other. This is not a field guide.

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Where to watch Birds in Africa

Nigel Wheatley

A field guide designed to help birders and general wildlife enthusiasts organize the most enriching trips possible throughout this great continent. From Morocco to Madagascar, this book presents over 200 bird-watching sites in detail and describes the species endemic to Africa

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Birds of Somalia

Ash and Miskell

This guide to the birds of Somalia features extensive introductory chapters, some contributed by invited specialists, covering such topics as vegetation and soils, geology, climate, conservation, bird migration, breeding seasons and a historical review of the ornithology of Somalia.

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A Field Guide to the Birds of Gambia and Senegal

Wacher, Disley et al

This field guide covers the area of the Gambia, a country which is very popular with a large number of birders. The Gambia shelters many migrants from the Western Palearctic, from September to April, as well as having a significant list of resident West African birds.

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Birds of Liberia

Gatter

Liberia is one of the least-known countries in West Africa. Although a number of ornithologists have visited the country in the past, this is an avifaunal survey of the whole country, and it is based on the author's many years of residence in Liberia.

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The Birds of Africa (Vol 5)

Keith et al

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Birds of Prey of Africa and its Islands

Kemp

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Newman's Birds of Southern Africa

Newman

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The Birds of Africa (Vol 6) Picathartes to Oxpeckers

Keith et al

This, the 6th volume in a set of seven, follows the standard taxonomic sequence and deals with songbirds from the babblers to the starlings. Read a review on this book!

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Birds of Africa: From Seabirds to Seedeaters

Stuart and Stuart

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 describes and depicts the lives and habits of almost 2,400 species.

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Guide to the Birds of Madagascar

Langrand

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Newman's Birds of the Kruger Park

Newman

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Essential Birding - Western South Africa

By Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode

With 613 species, including 76% of Southern Africa's 181 endemics, a beautiful climate, stunning landscape and awesome wildlife, you'd be forgiven for feeling just a tad envious of Cape Birders.

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Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa

Sinclair

This is a comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to the birds of Southern Africa, featuring more than 4000 newly commissioned images. Intended to aid birders in identifying and distinguishing birds in one of the world's richest birding areas, the book depicts over 900 species, resulting in the most comprehensively illustrated field guide ever produced for Southern Africa.

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