The Birds of Zambia: an Atlas and Handbook

by DOWSETT, Robert J.; ASPINWALL, Dylan; DOWSETT-LEMAIRE, Françoise
The Birds of Zambia: an Atlas and Handbook
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The Birds of Zambia: an Atlas and Handbook

by DOWSETT, Robert J.; ASPINWALL, Dylan; DOWSETT-LEMAIRE, Françoise

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Detailed accounts of the more than 750 species known (among which there are 100 migrants from the northern hemisphere). Extensive fielwork by the authors and many collaborators means that the maps (for all species except vagrants) present a clear picture of distribution in this country of some 750,000 sq. km. The text complements the maps, with a synthesis of what is known of ecology, status, movements, breeding seasons, distribution, taxonomy and conservation concerns. More than 900 published references are cited, and there are details of ringing recoveries and a gazetteer of more than 800 localities. In 70 pages, the introductory chapters review the vegetation and major bird habitats, biogeography, migration, conservation and the history of ornithological exploration in Zambia. Sixteen pages of color photos illustrate the habitats of Zambia as well as over a dozen of the more interesting bird species (including the endemic Black-cheeked Lovebird and Chaplin's Barbet). Zambia is at the center of the Zambezian region of endemism, and its woodlands, dry forests and dambos harbor 57 of the 65 bird species confined to this biome.

ISBN: 2872250050

Publisher: Tauraco Press

Year of Publication: 2008

Page Count: 606

Weight: 3.25 lb