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Birds of the Masai Mara is a remarkably beautiful photographic guide featuring the bird species likely to be encountered by visitors to the popular Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. With an eye-catching layout, easy-to-use format, and no-jargon approach, the book contains more than 300 stunning photographs covering over 200 species of birds and is accessible and informative, rather than purely identification-based. A handy, brief introduction provides visitors with background on the habitats of the national park, and the guide's habitat-based approach makes it simple to identify any bird species according to where it is found. Based on the firsthand experiences of the author, Birds of the Masai Mara is an ideal companion to all those visiting the national reserve and to bird aficionados interested in learning more about the region.

  • The only photographic guide to focus solely on the bird species of the Masai Mara National Reserve
  • More than 300 remarkable photographs covering over 200 species
  • Accessible text explores bird species behavior and species etymology
  • A brief and handy introduction examines the habitats of the Masai Mara
  • Easy-to-use habitat-based layout makes exciting birdwatching easy

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 4-10
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  1. About this book
  2. pp. 11-13
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  1. The habitats
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  1. Plains
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  1. Marsh and water
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  1. Woodland, scrub & garden
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  1. Acacia scrub
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  1. Village
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  1. Forest
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  1. Up in the air
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  1. Nightbirds
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  1. Map of the Masai Mara
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  1. BIRDS OF THE PLAINS
  2. pp. 26-26
  1. Ostrich
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  1. Secretarybird
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  1. Grey Crowned Crane
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  1. Kori Bustard
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  1. Black-bellied Bustard
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  1. White-bellied Bustard
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  1. Temminck’s Courser
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  1. Crowned Plover
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  1. Black-winged Plover
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  1. White Stork
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  1. Abdim’s Stork
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  1. Southern Ground Hornbill
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  1. Marabou Stork
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  1. Rüppell’s Vulture
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  1. White-backed Vulture
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  1. Hooded Vulture
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  1. White-headed Vulture
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  1. Lappet-faced Vulture
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  1. Vultures in flight
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  1. Martial Eagle
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  1. Bateleur
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  1. Black-chested Snake Eagle
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  1. Black Kite
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  1. Augur Buzzard
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  1. Tawny Eagle
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  1. Flying raptors
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  1. African Harrier Hawk
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  1. Montagu’s Harrier
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  1. African Black-shouldered Kite
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  1. Grey Kestrel
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  1. Lanner Falcon
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  1. Common Kestrel
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  1. Yellow-throated Sandgrouse
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  1. Lilac-breasted Roller
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  1. Eurasian Roller
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  1. Red-billed Oxpecker
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  1. Yellow-billed Oxpecker
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  1. Wattled Starling
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  1. Rufous-naped Lark
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  1. Pectoral-patch Cisticola
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  1. Red-capped Lark
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  1. Buffy Pipit
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  1. Rosy-breasted Longclaw
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  1. Yellow-throated Longclaw
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  1. Capped Wheatear
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  1. Northern Anteater Chat
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  1. Sooty Chat
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  1. Yellow Bishop
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  1. Jackson’s Widowbird
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  1. Yellow-mantled Widowbird
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  1. BIRDS OF MARSH AND WATER
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  1. African Open-billed Stork
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  1. Woolly-necked Stork
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  1. Yellow-billed Stork
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  1. Saddle-billed Stork
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  1. Sacred Ibis
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  1. Hadada Ibis
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  1. Squacco Heron
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  1. Striated Heron
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  1. Rufous-bellied Heron
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  1. Great White Egret
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  1. Cattle Egret
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  1. Little Egret
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  1. Goliath Heron
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  1. Goliath Heron
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  1. Black-headed Heron
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  1. Grey Heron
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  1. African Fish Eagle
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  1. Hamerkop
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  1. Water Thick-knee
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  1. Spur-winged Goose
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  1. Egyptian Goose
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  1. White-faced Whistling Duck
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  1. African Jacana
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  1. Black-winged Stilt
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  1. Black Crake
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  1. Long-toed Plover
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  1. Spur-winged Plover
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  1. Blacksmith Plover
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  1. Three-banded Plover
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  1. Common Greenshank
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  1. African Wattled Plover
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  1. Green Sandpiper
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  1. Wood Sandpiper
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  1. Common Sandpiper
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  1. Giant Kingfisher
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  1. Malachite Kingfisher
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  1. Pied Kingfisher
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  1. African Pied Wagtail
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  1. Moustached Grass Warbler
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  1. Common Waxbill
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  1. BIRDS OF WOODLAND, SCRUB & GARDEN
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  1. Long-crested Eagle
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  1. Brown Snake Eagle
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  1. African Hawk Eagle
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  1. Scaly Francolin
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  1. Red-necked Spurfowl
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  1. Hildebrandt’s Francolin
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  1. Coqui Francolin
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  1. Helmeted Guineafowl
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  1. Crested Francolin
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  1. Laughing Dove
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  1. Red-eyed Dove
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  1. Ring-necked Dove
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  1. Speckled Pigeon
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  1. African Green Pigeon
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  1. Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
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  1. Speckled Mousebird
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  1. African Grey Hornbill
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  1. Meyer’s Parrot
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  1. White-browed Coucal
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  1. Bare-faced Go-away-bird
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  1. Red-chested Cuckoo
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  1. Diederik Cuckoo
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  1. Klaas’s Cuckoo
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  1. Little Bee-eater
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  1. Striped Kingfisher
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  1. Woodland Kingfisher
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  1. Grey-headed Kingfisher
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  1. Common Scimitarbill
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  1. Green Wood-hoopoe
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  1. Hoopoe
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  1. Greater Honeyguide
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  1. D’Arnaud’s Barbet
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  1. Lesser Honeyguide
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  1. Nubian Woodpecker
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  1. Cardinal Woodpecker
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  1. Green-backed Woodpecker
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  1. Black-headed Oriole
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  1. Tropical Boubou
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  1. Grey-headed Bushshrike
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  1. Brown-throated Wattle-eye
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  1. Chin-spot Batis
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  1. Black-backed Puffback
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  1. Grey-backed Fiscal
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  1. Northern White-crowned Shrike
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  1. Common Fiscal
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  1. Common Drongo
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  1. Northern Black Flycatcher
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  1. Slate-coloured Boubou
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  1. Common Bulbul
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  1. Arrow-marked Babbler
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  1. Brown-crowned Tchagra
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  1. African Paradise Flycatcher
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  1. White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher
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  1. African Blue Flycatcher
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  1. Rattling Cisticola
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  1. Red-faced Crombec
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  1. Tawny-flanked Prinia
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  1. Grey-capped Warbler
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  1. Grey-backed Camaroptera
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  1. Yellow-breasted Apalis
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  1. Scarlet-chested Sunbird
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  1. Collared Sunbird
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  1. Variable Sunbird
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  1. White-browed Robin Chat
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  1. Rüppell’s Starling
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  1. Greater Blue-eared Starling
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  1. Hildebrandt’s Starling
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  1. Violet-backed Starling
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  1. Superb Starling
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  1. Baglafecht Weaver
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  1. Village Weaver
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  1. Spectacled Weaver
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  1. Purple Grenadier
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  1. Bronze Mannikin
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  1. Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
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  1. Golden-breasted Bunting
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  1. Yellow-fronted Canary
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  1. Pin-tailed Whydah
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  1. BIRDS OF ACACIA SCRUB
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  1. Blue-naped Mousebird
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  1. Abyssinian Scimitarbill
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  1. Von der Decken’s Hornbill
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  1. African Grey Flycatcher
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  1. Silverbird
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  1. White-bellied Canary
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  1. Grey-capped Social Weaver
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  1. Speckle-fronted Weaver
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  1. Vitelline Masked Weaver
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  1. VILLAGE BIRDS
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  1. Grey-headed Sparrow
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  1. Kenya Rufous Sparrow
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  1. House Sparrow
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  1. Red-billed Firefinch
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  1. Village Indigobird
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  1. Pied Crow
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  1. FOREST BIRDS
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  1. Schalow’s Turaco
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  1. Narina Trogon
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  1. Ross’s Turaco
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  1. Grey-throated Barbet
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  1. Double-toothed Barbet
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  1. Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill
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  1. BIRDS OF THE AIR
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  1. White-headed Saw-wing
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  1. Black Saw-wing
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  1. Eurasian Bee-eater
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  1. Barn Swallow
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  1. Wire-tailed Swallow
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  1. Plain Martin
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  1. Lesser Striped Swallow
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  1. Little Swift
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  1. White-rumped Swift
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  1. Nyanza Swift
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  1. Common Swift
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  1. African Palm Swift
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  1. NIGHT BIRDS
  2. pp. 164-164
  1. Pearl-spotted Owlet
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  1. Slender-tailed Nightjar
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  1. Verreaux’s Eagle Owl
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  1. References and useful resources
  2. pp. 166-166
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  1. Acknowledgements and photographic credits
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  1. List of scientific names
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400844920
Related ISBN
9780691155944
MARC Record
OCLC
852158509
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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