Sh 85,000

Author: Colin Beale 


Is there any bird as dishonest as the Fork-tailed Drongo? Did you know that the Tawny Eagle is an ‘obligate Cainist’? And what of the irresistible-to-predators and highly cryptic Spotted Thick-knee?

East Africa’s birds are extraordinary in their evolution, diversity and behaviour, often proving to be the unexpected highlight of a safari. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs of each species, this book tells the fascinating, surprising, amusing stories of 101 regularly encountered birds – whether iconic or unjustly overlooked. In the process, the reader is introduced to ornithology in East Africa through the eyes of a passionate birder and professional ornithologist.

Filling a niche between field guide and textbook, 101 Curious Tales of East African Birds offers a wealth of information, including insights on the evolution of birds, the distributions and migrations of species, bird adaptations and senses, their lifecycle, ecology and conservation, as well as cultural and historical associates – each collated and referenced with the latest scientific papers. The author’s deep understanding of this region’s avifauna ensures that there will be new and engaging material for all, whether you have a general interest in wildlife or are a dedicated birder.

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Publisher: Pelagic Publishing
ISBN: 9781784272913
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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