Birds of the Masai Mara (Wildlife Explorer Guides)

Birds of the Masai Mara (Wildlife Explorer Guides)

By: Adam Scott Kennedy (author)Paperback

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Birds of the Masai Mara is a remarkably beautiful photographic guide featuring the bird species likely to be encountered by visitors to the popular Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. With an eye-catching layout, easy-to-use format, and no-jargon approach, the book contains more than 300 stunning photographs covering over 200 species of birds and is accessible and informative, rather than purely identification-based. A handy, brief introduction provides visitors with background on the habitats of the national park, and the guide's habitat-based approach makes it simple to identify any bird species according to where it is found. Based on the firsthand experiences of the author, Birds of the Masai Mara is an ideal companion to all those visiting the national reserve and to bird aficionados interested in learning more about the region. * The only photographic guide to focus solely on the bird species of the Masai Mara National Reserve * More than 300 remarkable photographs covering over 200 species * Accessible text explores bird species behavior and species etymology * A brief and handy introduction examines the habitats of the Masai Mara * Easy-to-use habitat-based layout makes exciting birdwatching easy

About Author

Adam Scott Kennedy has served as principal leader on birding holidays within South America, Africa, Europe, and New Zealand. With his wife, Vicki, he currently operates as a private safari guide, specializing in photographic and wildlife safaris. Information on their tours and stock image library can be found at http://www.rawnaturephoto.com. The Kennedys are the authors of Animals of the Masai Mara (Princeton).

Contents

About this book 11 The habitats 14 Plains 15 Marsh and water 16 Woodland, scrub & garden 18 Acacia scrub 19 Village 20 Forest 21 Up in the air 22 Nightbirds 23 Map of the Masai Mara 24 BIRDS OF THE PLAINS Ostrich 26 Secretarybird 28 Grey Crowned Crane 29 Kori Bustard 30 Black-bellied Bustard 31 White-bellied Bustard 31 Temminck's Courser 32 Crowned Plover 33 Black-winged Plover 33 White Stork 34 Abdim's Stork 35 Southern Ground Hornbill 35 Marabou Stork 36 Ruppell's Vulture 37 White-backed Vulture 37 Hooded Vulture 38 White-headed Vulture 38 Lappet-faced Vulture 39 Vultures in flight 40 Martial Eagle 42 Bateleur 43 Black-chested Snake Eagle 43 Black Kite 44 Augur Buzzard 44 Tawny Eagle 45 Flying raptors 46 African Harrier Hawk 48 Montagu's Harrier 49 African Black-shouldered Kite 49 Grey Kestrel 50 Lanner Falcon 50 Common Kestrel 51 Yellow-throated Sandgrouse 52 Lilac-breasted Roller 53 Eurasian Roller 53 Red-billed Oxpecker 54 Yellow-billed Oxpecker 54 Wattled Starling 55 Rufous-naped Lark 56 Pectoral-patch Cisticola 56 Red-capped Lark 56 Buffy Pipit 58 Rosy-breasted Longclaw 58 Yellow-throated Longclaw 59 Capped Wheatear 60 Northern Anteater Chat 60 Sooty Chat 61 Yellow Bishop 62 Jackson's Widowbird 62 Yellow-mantled Widowbird 63 BIRDS OF MARSH AND WATER African Open-billed Stork 64 Woolly-necked Stork 64 Yellow-billed Stork 65 Saddle-billed Stork 66 Sacred Ibis 67 Hadada Ibis 67 Squacco Heron 68 Striated Heron 68 Rufous-bellied Heron 69 Great White Egret 70 Cattle Egret 71 Little Egret 71 Grey Heron 72 Goliath Heron 72 Black-headed Heron 73 Grey Heron 73 African Fish Eagle 74 Hamerkop 76 Water Thick-knee 77 Spur-winged Goose 78 Egyptian Goose 78 White-faced Whistling Duck . 79 African Jacana 80 Black-winged Stilt 80 Black Crake 81 Long-toed Plover . 82 Spur-winged Plover 82 Blacksmith Plover 83 Three-banded Plover 84 Common Greenshank 85 African Wattled Plover 85 Green Sandpiper 87 Wood Sandpiper 87 Common Sandpiper 87 Giant Kingfisher 88 Malachite Kingfisher 89 Pied Kingfisher 89 African Pied Wagtail 90 Moustached Grass Warbler 90 Common Waxbill 91 BIRDS OF WOODLAND, SCRUB & GARDEN Long-crested Eagle 92 Brown Snake Eagle 92 African Hawk Eagle 93 Scaly Francolin 94 Red-necked Spurfowl 94 Hildebrandt's Francolin 95 Coqui Francolin 96 Helmeted Guineafowl 96 Crested Francolin 97 Laughing Dove 98 Red-eyed Dove 98 Ring-necked Dove 99 Speckled Pigeon 100 African Green Pigeon 101 Emerald-spotted Wood Dove 101 Speckled Mousebird 102 African Grey Hornbill 102 Meyer's Parrot 103 White-browed Coucal 104 Bare-faced Go-away-bird 104 Red-chested Cuckoo 105 Diederik Cuckoo 107 Klaas's Cuckoo 107 Little Bee-eater 107 Striped Kingfisher 108 Woodland Kingfisher 108 Grey-headed Kingfisher 109 Common Scimitarbill 110 Green Wood-hoopoe 111 Hoopoe 111 Greater Honeyguide 112 D'Arnaud's Barbet 113 Lesser Honeyguide 113 Nubian Woodpecker 114 Cardinal Woodpecker 114 Green-backed Woodpecker 115 Black-headed Oriole 116 Tropical Boubou 116 Grey-headed Bushshrike 117 Brown-throated Wattle-eye 118 Chin-spot Batis 118 Black-backed Puffback 119 Grey-backed Fiscal 120 Northern White-crowned Shrike 121 Common Fiscal 121 Common Drongo 122 Northern Black Flycatcher 123 Slate-coloured Boubou 123 Common Bulbul 124 Arrow-marked Babbler 125 Brown-crowned Tchagra 125 African Paradise Flycatcher 126 White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher 127 African Blue Flycatcher 127 Rattling Cisticola 128 Red-faced Crombec 129 Tawny-flanked Prinia 129 Grey-capped Warbler 130 Grey-backed Camaroptera 131 Yellow-breasted Apalis 131 Scarlet-chested Sunbird 132 Collared Sunbird 133 Variable Sunbird 133 White-browed Robin Chat . 134 Ruppell's Starling 134 Greater Blue-eared Starling 135 Hildebrandt's Starling 136 Violet-backed Starling 137 Superb Starling 137 Baglafecht Weaver 138 Village Weaver 138 Spectacled Weaver 138 Purple Grenadier 140 Bronze Mannikin 141 Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu 141 Golden-breasted Bunting 142 Yellow-fronted Canary 142 Pin-tailed Whydah 143 BIRDS OF ACACIA SCRUB Blue-naped Mousebird 144 Abyssinian Scimitarbill 144 Von der Decken's Hornbill 145 African Grey Flycatcher 146 Silverbird 147 White-bellied Canary 147 Grey-capped Social Weaver 148 Speckle-fronted Weaver 148 Vitelline Masked Weaver 149 VILLAGE BIRDS Grey-headed Sparrow 150 Kenya Rufous Sparrow 150 House Sparrow 151 Red-billed Firefinch 152 Village Indigobird 152 Pied Crow 153 FOREST BIRDS Schalow's Turaco 154 Narina Trogon 155 Ross's Turaco 155 Grey-throated Barbet 156 Double-toothed Barbet 156 Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill 157 BIRDS OF THE AIR White-headed Saw-wing 158 Black Saw-wing 158 Eurasian Bee-eater 159 Barn Swallow 160 Wire-tailed Swallow 160 Plain Martin 161 Lesser Striped Swallow 161 Little Swift 162 White-rumped Swift 162 Nyanza Swift 163 Common Swift 163 African Palm Swift 163 NIGHT BIRDS Pearl-spotted Owlet 164 Slender-tailed Nightjar 164 Verreaux's Eagle Owl 165 References and useful resources 166 Acknowledgements and photographic credits 167 List of scientific names 168 Index 171 Short Index inside back cover

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780691155944
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780691155944
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0691155941
  • translations: English
  • language of text: English

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