Birds of Ethiopia and Eritrea: An Atlas of Distribution

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 30 cze 2010 - 456
Ethiopia and Eritrea have a fascinating and unique avifauna. Poorly
known in comparison to many parts of Africa, knowledge on bird
distribution in the two countries is scattered throughout the
literature. For more than 35 years, the authors have been painstakingly
collecting bird records in the region and plotting them on half-degree
maps, including published records, data from museum specimens, sightings from
their own extensive travels and, more recently, records from the many
birdwatchers that now visit Ethiopia.

The resulting atlas provides, for the first time, an accurate
assessment of the distribution of each of the 870 species known from
the two countries, including valuable information on breeding. The
succinct text summarises the results and discusses distribution to
subspecies level. Extensive introductory chapters cover topics such as
topography, geology, vegetation, climate, habitats, conservation,
migration, breeding seasons, bird ringing, and the history of
ornithology in the region. This groundbreaking book fills a large hole
in the literature for one of the most diverse and least known areas of

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Informacje o autorze (2010)

John Ash is a distinguished ornithologist who spent much of his career
on bird-related research in Africa, including many years in Ethiopia
and Eritrea. He has travelled extensively in the region and was senior
author of the acclaimed Birds of Somalia
(Pica Press, 1998). John Atkins lived in Ethiopia for several years
while working for the British Council, travelling widely and developing
a deep knowledge of the region's birds.

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