The Birds of Egypt

The Birds of Egypt

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New information on the birds of Egypt is incorporated in this book with a critical review of earlier knowledge. The species found in the area, both resident and migratory, details of their occurrence, distribution and breeding patterns are surveyed by the authors. The subject is set in its historical context and the long history of Egyptian ornithology, which stretches back to the Predynastic Period (4500-3000 BC), is outlined. The changes in the environment and their effects on the avifauna are considered, together with the effects of hunting and of conservation and protection. Also included are tabulations of official and regional Egyptian bird names.
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  • Hardback | 572 pages
  • 196 x 248 x 38mm | 1,399.98g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 colour plates, numerous tables and figures throughout, maps, bibliography
  • 0198576447
  • 9780198576440

Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction - brief history of post-1930 Egyptian ornithology, ringing, criteria used to assess a species occurrence in the country, Arabic and local names; the geography of Egypt citation - riverine, desert and marine environments; nature conservation and bird protection in Egypt - international conventions, national legislation, Bedouin conservation systems; bird hunting in Egypt - water-birds, falconry and Houbara hunting, the capture and marketing of quails, passerines and near-passerines, egg collecting; responses of birds to changing environments - Nile River control, changing agricultural practices, impact of wetland reclamation on birds. Part 2: The birds of Egypt: struthioniformes, gaviiformes, podicipediformes, procellariiformes, pelecaniformes, ciconiiformes, phoenicopteriformes, anseriformes, accipitriformes, falconiformes, galliformes, gruiformes, charadriiformes, pteroclidiformes, columbiformes, psittaciformes, cuculiformes, strigiformes, caprimulgiformes, apodiformes, coraciiformes, piciformes, passeriformes. Appendices: species rejected from the Egyptian list; gazetteer.
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