Birds of the Serengeti

Birds of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Adam Scott Kennedy
Copyright Date: 2014
Pages: 224
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5hhp9v
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    Birds of the Serengeti
    Book Description:

    Located in northern Tanzania, the Serengeti is one of the world's most famous wildlife regions.Birds of the Serengetiis a groundbreaking and essential photographic guide, featuring more than 270 bird species most likely to be encountered in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This easy-to-use guide includes 480 dazzling color photos, an attractive and handy layout, and informative and accessible text that discusses interesting behaviors and provides insights into species background. Rich in detail, this indispensable volume uses a habitat-based approach, making it simple for everyone-from the novice to the experienced birdwatcher-to locate diverse birds in this fascinating area of the world.

    Looks at more than 270 bird species most likely to be encountered in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Speke GulfFeatures major plumage variationsHabitat-based approachInformative and accessible text

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-5081-5
    Subjects: Zoology, Biological Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-3)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. 4-7)
  3. About this book
    (pp. 9-11)
  4. The habitats
    (pp. 12-21)

    Nature does not permit easy categorization, and deciding which species is associated with each habitat is not always simple and straightforward. For example, in the middle of a vast grassy plain you may find a single thick bush with a bird sitting on top. Which habitat section of this book would you open to find and identify your mystery bird? The best place to start would be thePlainssection – but if that fails try theOpen woodland, bush and gardensection. However, if your bird has long legs and a strong bill that might be used for fishing, then...

  5. Map of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area – NCA
    (pp. 22-23)
  6. BIRDS OF THE PLAINS
    (pp. 24-71)
  7. BIRDS OF THE MARSH AND WATER
    (pp. 72-103)
  8. BIRDS OF THE WOODLAND, SCRUB, & GARDEN
    (pp. 104-165)
  9. BIRDS OF ACACIA SCRUB
    (pp. 166-177)
  10. VILLAGE BIRDS
    (pp. 178-181)
  11. FOREST AND CRATER HIGHLANDS BIRDS
    (pp. 182-185)
  12. BIRDS OF THE AIR
    (pp. 186-195)
  13. NIGHT BIRDS
    (pp. 196-199)
  14. LAKE VICTORIA SPECIALS
    (pp. 200-209)
  15. Further reading and useful resources
    (pp. 210-211)
  16. Acknowledgements
    (pp. 211-211)
  17. Photographic credits
    (pp. 212-212)
  18. Scientific names of the bird species included in this book
    (pp. 213-216)
  19. Index
    (pp. 217-224)