Birds of Oman

by Eriksen, Jens and Richard Porter
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Birds of Oman

by Eriksen, Jens and Richard Porter

Format: Paperback

Status: Not yet published

Code: 14821

Condition: New

Due: 2018/02/20

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Field Guide=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
Oman is a truly amazing place. In terms of avifauna it lies at the crossroads between Asian and African species--Arabian desert species to the north, and a host of Afrotropical species occurring in the monsoon-swept south that don't occur anywhere else in the Western Palaearctic.

With much of the Middle East now effectively off-limits to birders, people are increasingly turning to Oman and its avian riches. And what riches they are--highlights include the incredible Omani Owl, discovered just a couple of years ago in the Al Hajar mountains, a suite of regionally scarce wheatears, exotic pigeons, shearwaters and storm-petrels that can be seen from the beach, a host of wintering eagles, plus impressive residents such as Verreaux's, the only accessible sites for Arabian Golden-winged Grosbeak, and Yemen Serin; the list goes on and on.

This book is the perfect guide to this wonderful country's birdlife. Written by the world's leading expert on Middle Eastern birds, Richard Porter, along with Oman bird specialist Jens Eriksen, with color plates opposite concise species text and accurate maps, it is indispensable for any naturalist visiting this jewel of the Arabian peninsula.

ISBN: 9781472937537

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Year of Publication: 2018/02/20

Page Count: 272

Shipping Weight: 3.00