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A Bird Atlas of Kenya

1st Edition

By Adrian Lewis, Derek Pomeroy

CRC Press

656 pages

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pub: 1989-06-01
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Kenya, a country only the size of Texas, has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa. This atlas is an explanatory overview of Kenya's 1065 species, essential both to the birdwatcher as a means of finding birds and interpreting the significance of field observations, and to the ornithologist as a standard reference work.

Table of Contents


This atlas

The avifauna of Kenya

Collection and compilation of data

Interpretation of the maps

Analysing bird distributions

Kenya in an African context

A guide to the species accounts in this book


Family Struthionidae: Ostrich

Family Podicipedidae: Grebes

Family Diomedeidae: Albatrosses

Family Procellariidae: Prions, Petrels, Shearwaters

Family Hydrobatidae: Storm Petrels

Family Phaethontidae: Tropicbirds

Family Pelecanidae: Pelicans

Family Sulidae: Boobies, Gannets

Family Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants

Family Anhingidae: Darters

Family Fregatidae: Frigatebirds

Family Ardeidae: Bittems, Herons, Egrets

Family Balaenicipitidae: Shoebill

Family Scopidae: Hamerkop

Family Ciconiidae: Storks

Family Threskiornithidae: Ibises, Spoonbills

Family Phoenicopteridae: Flamingos

Family Anatidae: Ducks, Geese

Family Sagittariidae: Secretary Bird

Family Accipitridae: Vultures, Eagles, Hawks, Buzzards, Kites etc

Family Pandionidae: Osprey

Family Falconidae: Falcons. Hobbies, Kestrels

Family Phasianidae: Quails, Francolins. Stone Partridge

Family Numididae: Guineafowls

Family Turnicidae: Button QuaiIs, QuaiI Plover

Family Gruidae: Cranes

Family Rallidae: Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, Moorhens, Coots

Family Heliornithidae: Finfoots

Family Otididae: Bustards

Family Jacanidae: Jacanas

Family Rostratulidae: Painted Snipes

Family Haematopodidae: Oystercatchers

Family Charadriidae: Plovers

Family Scolopacidae: Sandpipers, Snipes, Stints, Godwits etc.

Family Recurvirostridae: Stilts, Avocets

Family Phalaropidae: Phalaropes

Family Dromadidae: Crab Plover

Family Burhinidae: Thicknees, Stone Curlews

Family Glareolidae: Coursers, Egyptian Plover, Pratincoles

Family Stercorariidae: Skuas

Family Laridae: Gulls, Terns, Noddies

Family Rhynchopidae: Skimmers

Family Pteroclidae: Sandgrouse

Family Columbidae: Pigeons, Doves

Family Psittacidae: Parrots, Lovebirds, Parrakeet

Family Musophagidae: Turacos, Go-away Birds, Plantain Eaters

Family Cuculidae: Cuckoos, Coucals

Family Tytonidae: Barn Owls

Family Strigidae: Owls

Family Caprimulgidae: Nightjars

Family Apodidae: Swifts, Spinetails

Family Coliidae: Mousebirds

Family Trogonidae: Trogons

Family Alcedinidae: Kingfishers

Family Meropidae: Bee-eaters

Family Coraciidae: Rollers

Family Upupidae: Hoopoe

Family Phoeniculidae: Wood Hoopoes, Scimitarbills

Family Bucerotidae: Hornbills

Family Capitonidae: Barbets, Tinkerbirds

Family Indicatoridae: Honeyguides, Honeybirds

Family Picidae: Woodpeckers, Wrynecks

Family Eurylaimidae: Broadbills

Family Pittidae: Pittas

Family Alaudidae: Larks

Family Hirundinidae: Swallows, Martins, Rough-wings

Family Dicruridae: Drongos

Family Oriolidae: Orioles

Family Corvidae: Crows, Ravens, Piapiac

Family Paridae: Tits

Family Remizidae: Penduline Tits

Family Salpornithidae: Spotted Creeper

Family Timaliidae: llladopsis, Babblers, Chatterers

Family Campephagidae: Cuckoo Shrikes

Family Pycnonotidae: GreenbuIs, Brownbuls, Bulbul etc.

Family Turdidae: Thrushes, Robins, Chats, Wheatears etc.

Family Sylviidae: Warblers, Apalis, Cisticolas, Eremomelas, Prinias, Crombecs etc.

Family Muscicapidae: Flycatchers, Batis, Wattle-eyes etc.

Family Motacillidae: Pipits, Longclaws, Wagtails

Family Malaconotidae: Bush Shrikes, Puffbacks, Boubous, Gonoleks, Tchagras etc.

Family Laniidae: Shrikes, Fiscals

Family Prionopidae: Helmet Shrikes

Family Sturnidae: Starlings, Oxpeckers

Family Nectariniidae: Sunbirds

Family Zosteropidae: White-eyes

Family Ploceidae: Weavers, Bishops, Widowbirds, Malimbe, Queleas, Sparrows, Petronia,

Indigobirds, Whydahs

Family Estrildidae: Waxbills, Twinspots, Firefinches, Negrofinches, Cordon-bleus, Mannikins etc.

Family Fringillidae: Buntings, Seed-eaters, Canaries


Appendix - Computer production of the maps by A.R.D. Taylor


Index of scientific names

Index of English names

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General