1st Edition

A Bird Atlas of Kenya

By Adrian Lewis, Derek Pomeroy Copyright 1989

    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.

    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


    Adrian Lewis