This title focuses on the essentials of bird identification in East Africa by presenting those species that are most likely to be seen in accessible habitats throughout the region. The text for each species highlights the diagnostic feature or combination of features that will enable the birdwatcher to most easily identify the bird. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumage, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the bird's distribution.
Author Nikki Moustaki certainly cannot resist the splendid lovebird, and her valentine to this irresistible avian wonder is the subject of this Complete Care Made Easy pet guide. This colorful guide offers vital information to both new and experienced bird keepers about this hookbilled parrot, covering all aspects of selecting, caring for, and maintaining well-behaved happy pet birds.
A variety of climate zones makes Maine a great place for birding and it is the only State where you'll find breeding colonies of Atlantic Puffins. Maine Birds will help to identify over 140 familiar species with beautiful detailed illustrations. A map featuring prominent state-wide birding hotspots will be appreciated by seasonal state visitors or residents. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide will conveniently fold to fit into your pocket. Perfect for observing your backyard feeder guests or those species out on the trail.
Christel Ross investigates whether evolutionary changes by plant breeding are an important factor for the invasion success of Mahonia aquifolium in Germany. Her findings show that invasive populations differ from native populations in quantitative-genetic traits and molecular markers, whereas their genetic diversity is similar. She postulates that these evolutionary changes are rather a result of plant breeding, which includes interspecific hybridisation, than the result of a genetic bottleneck or the releases from specialist herbivores.
East Africa is home to nearly 1,400 species of birds, making it one of the premier international destinations for birdwatchers. Nature lovers visiting the region’s forests, wetlands, marshes, deserts and coastlines will find a variety of unique birds including snake-eating eagles, elegant flamingos and the world’s largest bird, the ostrich. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use on safari. Made in the USA.
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