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Author Kennedy, Adam Scott
Title Birds of the Serengeti : And Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
©2014
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Descript 1 online resource (225 pages)
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Series Wildlife Explorer Guides
Wildlife Explorer Guides
Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- About this book -- The habitats -- Plains -- Marsh and water -- Woodland, scrub & garden -- Acacia scrub -- Village -- Forest -- Up in the air -- Nightbirds -- Lake Victoria specials -- Map of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area - NCA -- BIRDS OF THE PLAINS -- The Big Ones: 1 - Ostrich -- The Big Ones: 2 - Secretarybird and Grey Crowned Crane -- Bustards - Kori, Black-bellied and White-bellied Bustards . . -- Small plover & coursers - Double-banded and Temminck's Coursers and Kittlitz's Plover -- Vanellus plovers - Crowned, Senegal and Black-winged Plovers -- Sandgrouse - Black-faced, Yellow-throated and Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse . -- Storks and ground hornbill - White and Abdim's Storks and Southern Ground Hornbill -- At the carcass - Marabou Stork and Rüppell's and White-backed Vultures -- Vultures - White-headed, Hooded and Lappet-faced Vultures . -- Vultures in flight - all species for comparison -- Black-and-white eagles and Egyptian Vulture - Martial and Black-chested Snake Eagles and Egyptian Vulture -- Black-and-white eagles - Verreaux's Eagle, Augur Buzzard and Bateleur -- Brown raptors - Black Kite and Tawny and Steppe Eagles . -- Raptors in flight - all species for comparison -- Grey raptors - Pallid and Montagu's Harriers and African Harrier Hawk -- Large falcon and grey kite - Lanner Falcon and Black-shouldered Kite -- Small falcons - Grey, Common and Lesser Kestrels -- Rollers - Lilac-breasted and Eurasian Rollers -- Oxpeckers and starling - Red-billed and Yellow-billed Oxpeckers and Wattled Starling -- Little brown jobs or 'LBJs' - Pectoral-patch and Zitting Cisticolas and Red-capped and Rufous-naped Larks . . -- Sparrow lark and chats - Fischer's Sparrow Lark and Sooty and Anteater Chats -- Wheatears - Capped, Northern and Pied Wheatears
Upright birds of the plains - Yellow-throated and Rosy-breasted Longclaws and Buffy and Grassland Pipits -- Bishop and widowbirds - Yellow Bishop and Yellow-mantled and Jackson's Widowbirds -- BIRDS OF MARSH AND WATER -- Flamingos - Greater and Lesser Flamingos -- Wetland storks - Woolly-necked, Yellow-billed and African Open-billed Storks -- Stork and ibises - Saddle-billed Stork and Sacred and Hadada Ibises -- Small herons - Hamerkop and Striated and Squacco Herons -- Large, dark herons - Goliath, Grey and Black-headed Herons -- Egrets - Cattle, Little and Great White Egrets -- Fish eagle - African Fish Eagle -- Smaller ducks - Red-billed Teal and White-faced Whistling and Fulvous Whistling Ducks -- Larger wildfowl - Spur-winged and Egyptian Geese and Knob-billed Duck -- Birds of the water's edge - Black-winged Stilt, African Jacana and Black Crake . -- Wetland plovers - African Wattled, Blacksmith and Spur-winged Plovers -- Waders: 1 - Water Thick-knee and Ruff -- Waders: 2 - Common Greenshank, Marsh Sandpiper and Three-banded Plover -- Waders: 3 - Wood, Common and Green Sandpipers -- Kingfishers - Giant, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers -- Wagtails and waxbill - Yellow and African Pied Wagtails and Common Waxbill -- BIRDS OF WOODLAND, SCRUB & GARDEN -- Open woodland raptors - Brown Snake and Long-crested Eagles and Steppe Buzzard . -- Bustard, thick-knee and courser - Buff-crested Bustard, Spotted Thick-knee and Heuglin's Courser -- Spurfowl - Red-necked, Grey-breasted and Yellow-necked Spurfowl -- Gamebirds - Helmeted Guineafowl and Coqui and Crested Francolins -- 'Collared' doves - Ring-necked, African Mourning and Red-eyed Doves -- Distinctive pigeons and doves - Speckled and African Green Pigeons and Emerald-spotted Wood Dove -- Doves and mousebird - Namaqua and Laughing Doves and Speckled Mousebird
Parrots and hornbill - Fischer's Lovebird, Meyer's Parrot and African Grey Hornbill -- Large cuckoos and relatives - White-browed Coucal, Red-chested Cuckoo and Bare-faced Go-away-bird -- Three green gems - Klaas's and Diederik Cuckoos and Little Bee-eater . -- Bush kingfishers - Striped, Woodland and Grey-headed Kingfishers -- Hoopoes - Green Wood-hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill and Hoopoe -- Barbets - Usambiro and Spot-flanked Barbets and Red-fronted Tinkerbird -- Honeyguides and woodpecker - Greater and Lesser Honeyguides and Bearded Woodpecker -- Woodpeckers - Green-backed, Nubian and Cardinal Woodpeckers . -- Large bushshrikes and oriole - Grey-headed Bushshrike, Tropical Boubou and Black-headed Oriole -- Small black-and-white birds - Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Chin-spot Batis and Black-backed Puffback . -- White-fronted shrikes - Common and Grey-backed Fiscals and Northern White-crowned Shrike -- Black birds of woodland edge - Common Drongo, Slate-coloured Boubou and Northern Black Flycatcher -- Tchagras and bulbul - Brown-crowned and Black-crowned Tchagras, Common Bulbul . -- Thrushes, scrub robin and babbler - Spotted Morning and Olive Thrushes, White-browed Scrub Robin and Arrow-marked Babbler -- Attractive flycatchers of woods and gardens - White-eyed Slaty and African Paradise Flycatcher -- Little brown jobs or 'LBJs' - Rattling Cisticola, Red-faced Crombec and Tawny-flanked Prinia -- Green warblers - Yellow-breasted Apalis, Grey-backed Camaroptera and Grey-capped Warbler -- Sunbirds: 1 - Scarlet-chested, Collared and Variable Sunbirds -- Sunbirds: 2 - Marico, Beautiful and Bronze Sunbirds -- Colourful birds of bush and garden - White-browed Robin Chat and Rüppell's and Greater Blue-eared Starlings -- Brightly coloured starlings - Superb, Hildebrandt's and Violet-backed Starlings -- Yellow weavers - Spectacled, Baglafecht and Village Weavers
Waxbills - Purple Grenadier, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu and Bronze Mannikin . -- Striking small birds of open bush - Pin-tailed Whydah, Golden-breasted Bunting and Yellow-fronted Canary -- BIRDS OF ACACIA SCRUB -- Acacia barbets and go-away-bird - Red-and-yellow and Red-fronted Barbets and White-bellied Go-away-bird -- Medium-sized birds of acacia scrub - Blue-naped Mousebird, Abyssinian Scimitarbill and Von der Decken's Hornbill -- Shrikes - Brubru, Taita Fiscal and Magpie Shrike -- Small birds of acacia scrub - Silverbird, African Grey Flycatcher, White-bellied Canary and Foxy Lark -- Acacia weavers: 1 - Grey-capped Social, Speckle-fronted and Vitelline Masked Weavers -- Acacia weavers: 2 - Red-billed Buffalo, White-headed Buffalo and Rufous-tailed Weavers -- VILLAGE BIRDS -- Village sparrows - Swahili, Kenya Rufous and House Sparrows -- Common village birds - Red-billed Firefinch, Village Indigobird and Pied Crow -- FOREST AND CRATER HIGHLANDS BIRDS -- Large forest birds - White-necked Raven, Schalow's Turaco and Crowned Hornbill -- Small birds of forest edge and open areas - Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Streaky Seedeater and African Stonechat . -- BIRDS OF THE AIR -- Black swallows and dark martins - Black and White-headed Saw-wings and Plain and Banded Martins -- Swallows with red rumps - Mosque, Red-rumped, Rufous-chested and Lesser Striped Swallows -- Swallows with dark rumps - Wire-tailed, Angola and Barn Swallows -- Swifts - Little, White-rumped, African Palm, Nyanza and Common Swifts -- Bee-eaters - Eurasian, Blue-cheeked and White-throated Bee-eaters -- NIGHT BIRDS -- Owls - Pearl-spotted Owlet, Verreaux's Eagle Owl and African Scops Owl -- Barn Owl and nightjars - Barn Owl and Square-tailed / Gabon and Slender-tailed Nightjars -- LAKE VICTORIA SPECIALS -- Birds of the lakeside - Blue-headed Coucal, Swamp Flycatcher and Black-headed Gonolek
Sunbird and weavers - Red-chested Sunbird and Grosbeak and Slender-billed Weavers -- Lakeside weavers - Northern Brown-throated, Golden-backed and Yellow-backed Weavers -- Terns and gull - Whiskered and White-winged Black Terns and Grey-headed Gull -- Cormorants and small plovers - Reed and Great Cormorants and White-fronted and Common Ringed Plovers -- Further reading and useful resources -- Acknowledgements -- Photographic credits -- Scientific names of the bird species included in this book -- Index
Located in northern Tanzania, the Serengeti is one of the world's most famous wildlife regions. Birds of the Serengeti is 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 Gulf Features major plumage variations Habitat-based approach Informative and accessible text
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Kennedy, Adam Scott Birds of the Serengeti : And Ngorongoro Conservation Area Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2014 9780691159102
Subject Birds -- Tanzania -- Serengeti National Park.;Birds -- Tanzania -- Ngorongoro Game Control Area Reserve
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