By John Ash, John Atkins
Ethiopia and Eritrea have a desirable and distinctive avifauna. Poorly recognized compared to many components of Africa, wisdom on fowl distribution within the international locations is scattered through the literature. For greater than 35 years, the authors were painstakingly accumulating chook documents within the quarter and plotting them on half-degree maps, together with released files, facts from museum specimens, sightings from their very own wide travels and, extra lately, documents from the various birdwatchers that now stopover at Ethiopia. The ensuing atlas offers, for the 1st time, a correct evaluate of the distribution of every of the 870 species recognized from the 2 nations, together with worthwhile info on breeding. The succinct textual content summarises the consequences and discusses distribution to subspecies point. huge introductory chapters conceal issues akin to topography, geology, plants, weather, habitats, conservation, migration, breeding seasons, chook ringing, and the heritage of ornithology within the sector. This groundbreaking publication fills a wide gap within the literature for essentially the most various and least identified components of Africa.