This field guide is an abridged edition of the very successful Birds of
Kenya and Northern Tanzania written by the same authors. It covers all
1089 bird species known from the region, including vagrants. This book
combines the format and detailed treatment of the larger version with the
convenience of a field guide. All the species are illustrated with full
details of all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Concise
text describes identification, status, range, habits and voice with range maps
for nearly every species.
This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the
visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and
study the avifauna of these countries.
Dale A. Zimmerman is a retired university academic who has undertaken many years
of research into the birds of Kenya. Donald A. Turner has lived in Kenya for the
past 30 years and is one of the most active birders in the country. David J.
Pearson formerly lived in Kenya and has undertaken long-term ringing studies in