Birds of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area

by Adam Scott Kennedy

Princeton University Press | March 2, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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Located in northern Tanzania, the Serengeti is one of the world's most famous wildlife regions. Birds of the Serengeti is a groundbreaking and essential photographic guide, featuring more than 270 bird species most likely to be encountered in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This easy-to-use guide includes 480 dazzling color photos, an attractive and handy layout, and informative and accessible text that discusses interesting behaviors and provides insights into species background. Rich in detail, this indispensable volume uses a habitat-based approach, making it simple for everyone--from the novice to the experienced birdwatcher--to locate diverse birds in this fascinating area of the world.

  • Looks at more than 270 bird species most likely to be encountered in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Speke Gulf
  • Features major plumage variations
  • Habitat-based approach
  • Informative and accessible text

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: March 2, 2014

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0691159106

ISBN - 13: 9780691159102

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Birds of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Birds of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area

by Adam Scott Kennedy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: March 2, 2014

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0691159106

ISBN - 13: 9780691159102

Table of Contents

About this book 9The habitats 12Plains 13Marsh & water 14Woodland, scrub & garden 15Acacia scrub 16Village 17Forest 18Up in the air 19Nightbirds 20Lake Victoria specials 21Map of the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Conservation Area - NCA 22BIRDS OF THE PLAINSThe Big Ones: 1 - Ostrich 24The Big Ones: 2 - Secretarybird & Grey Crowned Crane 26Bustards - Kori, Black-bellied & White-bellied Bustards 28Small plover & coursers - Double-banded & Temminck's Coursers & Kittlitz's Plover 30Vanellus plovers - Crowned, Senegal & Black-winged Plovers 32Sandgrouse - Black-faced, Yellow-throated & Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse 34Storks & ground hornbill - White & Abdim's Storks & Southern Ground Hornbill 36At the carcass - Marabou Stork & Rüppell's & White-backed Vultures 38Vultures - White-headed, Hooded & Lappet-faced Vultures 40Vultures in flight - all species for comparison 42Black-and-white eagles & Egyptian Vulture - Martial & Black-chested Snake Eagles & Egyptian Vulture 44Black-and-white eagles - Verreaux's Eagle, Augur Buzzard & Bateleur 46Brown raptors - Black Kite & Tawny & Steppe Eagles 48Raptors in flight - all species for comparison 50Grey raptors - Pallid & Montagu's Harriers & African Harrier Hawk 52Large falcon & grey kite - Lanner Falcon & Black-shouldered Kite 54Small falcons - Grey, Common & Lesser Kestrels 56Rollers - Lilac-breasted & Eurasian Rollers 58Oxpeckers & starling - Red-billed & Yellow-billed Oxpeckers & Wattled Starling 60Little brown jobs or 'LBJs' - Pectoral-patch &
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From the Publisher

Located in northern Tanzania, the Serengeti is one of the world's most famous wildlife regions. Birds of the Serengeti is a groundbreaking and essential photographic guide, featuring more than 270 bird species most likely to be encountered in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This easy-to-use guide includes 480 dazzling color photos, an attractive and handy layout, and informative and accessible text that discusses interesting behaviors and provides insights into species background. Rich in detail, this indispensable volume uses a habitat-based approach, making it simple for everyone--from the novice to the experienced birdwatcher--to locate diverse birds in this fascinating area of the world.

  • Looks at more than 270 bird species most likely to be encountered in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Speke Gulf
  • Features major plumage variations
  • Habitat-based approach
  • Informative and accessible text

Editorial Reviews

"Superb layout . . . Both books have a thoroughly modern feel about them, thanks to the wizards of the WILDGuides production team . . . Those for whom these books are really intended will find their visits to these bird-rich regions hugely enhanced."--Martin Kelsey, IBIS, Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union