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1st Edition

A Bird Atlas of Kenya

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ISBN 9789061917168
Published June 1, 1989 by CRC Press
656 Pages

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Book Description

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

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