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Published by Smithsonian Institution in Washington .
Written in English



  • Yemen,
  • Socotra.,
  • Abd-al-Kuri.


  • Birds -- Yemen -- Socotra.,
  • Birds -- Abd-al-Kuri.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby S. Dillon Ripley and Gorman M. Bond.
SeriesSmithsonian miscellaneous collections,, v. 151, no. 7
ContributionsBond, Gorman M., joint author.
LC ClassificationsQ11 .S7 vol. 151, no. 7
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p.
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6009140M
LC Control Number66062453

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I do need some photos of the birds of Socotra and Pemba 2 islands missing for my book title “ Birds of the Indian Ocean” I have visited 18 islands and the book will have over photos include endemic species having some missing photos will definitely complete this publication. A copy of the book will be sent to you with my compliments. Socotra A Natural History of the Islands and Their People Dr Henry Forbes' pioneer The Natural History of Sokotra-and Abd-el-Kuri' of , I love the Middle East where I have travelled widely for 40 years in search of birds. Socotra is a jewel of those travels and this book is a great and learned tribute to a truly remarkable island. Perhaps only two other books are comparable as milestones in Western scholarship on Socotra, and as volumes to prize for their invaluable text and superb illustrations: Dr Henry Forbes’ pioneering The Natural History of Sokotra and Abd el-Kuri () and, more recently, Dr Anthony Miller’s and Dr Miranda Morris’s Ethnoflora of the Soqotra. Download RIS citations. TY - BOOK TI - The natural history of Sokotra and Abdel-Kuri: being the report upon the results of the Conjoint Expedition to these Islands in , by Mr. W.R. Ogilvie-Grant and Dr. H.O. Forbes.

Birds of the Horn of Africa is an extremely useful field guide which covers Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Socotra and Somalia. The first edition was published in and the second edition in Birds of Africa south of the Sahara also covers all the species found in the Horn of Africa region. One endemic, the Socotra Golden-winged Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus, is Yemen’s national bird and the recently named Socotra Buzzard Buteo socotraensis appears in the Guiness Book of Records as the ‘newest bird of prey in the world‘!" Surveys have shown that the grosbeak has a widespread population on Socotra with over 16, By taking many of the plates from the Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa and adding new material by two of the original artists, this book has over 2, illustrations of the 1, or so species found in “the Horn” – including migrants and vagrants. The area covered is Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia . The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe. Birds of East Africa is the first comprehensive field guide to this spectacular birding region--and one of the best to any region in the world. Covering all resident, migrant, and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and.

Even if you own the first edition, with so many improvements the second edition of Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra is worth owning if you are particularly interested in the avifauna of Africa. If you are going to visit Ethiopia, or any of the other countries covered by this guide, it would certainly be worthwhile taking this newer edition. Abd al Kuri has a number of endemic plant species and an endemic bird, the Abd al-Kuri sparrow with estimated population of fewer than 1, Two species of lizards which are native to Abd al Kuri, Mesalina kuri and Pristurus abdelkuri, are named for the island. HistoryArchipelago: Socotra Archipelago. Birds of Ethiopia and Eritrea [John Ash, John Atkins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ethiopia and Eritrea have a fascinating and unique avifauna. Poorly known in comparison to Cited by: Birds of the Horn of Africa is the premier field guide to the region."—Keith N. Barnes, editor of, The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland "Birds of the Horn of Africa is a welcome addition to the literature on the birds of Africa [I]t is an outstanding work."—Emil K. Urban, Augusta State University.