Ethiopia and Eritrea have a desirable and precise avifauna. Poorly recognized compared to many elements of Africa, wisdom on poultry distribution within the nations is scattered through the literature. For greater than 35 years, the authors were painstakingly accumulating poultry documents within the area and plotting them on half-degree maps, together with released documents, facts from museum specimens, sightings from their very own huge travels and, extra lately, files from the numerous 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 identified from the 2 nations, together with useful details on breeding. The succinct textual content summarises the implications and discusses distribution to subspecies point. vast introductory chapters disguise issues reminiscent of topography, geology, crops, weather, habitats, conservation, migration, breeding seasons, chicken ringing, and the background of ornithology within the area. This groundbreaking booklet fills a wide gap within the literature for probably the most diversified and least recognized parts of Africa.

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Baccetti, Dr R. Poggi, C. Marangoni and all these from a number of Italian museums who've assisted us. For assistance with specimens we're indebted to: Dr L. Bennun, S. Bensch, Dr W. R. P. Bourne, J. Dean, J. Farrand, Dr M. M. Jaeger, E. Marangoni, Dr S. L. Olson, Dr R. B. Payne, Dr D. J. Pearson, Dr R. J. Safford, Dr D. W. Snow. For technical suggestions we thank: R. G. Allan, C. Clem, Dr N. Collar, Dr F. Dowsett-Lemaire, H. Edwards, Prof. C. H. Fry, A. Gretton, Dr I. Izhaki, Dr M. M. Jaeger, A. Laurent, B. -U. Meyberg, C. Meyberg, Dr S.

Tetrads: ET: four (-); ER: thirteen (-). 15° 10° five° 243. Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris - /ER One previous checklist from Eritrea, even if the particular 12 months can be one or prior to proven, at a time whilst the species used to be it sounds as if a typical customer to the southern purple Sea quarter (vide Gretton 1991). Aug 1858 current Massawa 12a (Heuglin 1859) Tetrads: ER: 1 (-). 15° 10° five° 002 Ethiopia 193-384. indd 161 11/1/09 11:58:47 162 SCOLOPACIDAE 35° forty° forty five° 244. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata ET/ER different identify: Curlew N.

Tetrads: ET: 22 (-). 35° forty° forty five° 35° forty° forty five° 35° forty° forty five° 15° 10° five° a hundred and seventy. Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus ET/ER a reasonably usually visible Afrotropical resident in Ethiopia, yet infrequent in Eritrea, the place it has now not but been came across breeding. it's always on decrease floor and has now not been said from above 1820m. it truly is basically a solitary species, stumbled on all year long in thornbush and open grassland, and even if universal in lower-rainfall parts it isn't present in the drier components of the Ogaden and danakil.

Laemostigma (ET); ? C. p. myochrous (ET). a standard resident anywhere arms (Borassus and Hyphaene) take place at 0–1350m in either Ethiopia and Eritrea. The distribution of the 2 races which happen is predicated on a number of amassed specimens (a 3rd race myochrous most likely happens in south-west Ethiopia yet has no longer been proven with a specimen) and at the scenario in adjacent international locations (Kenya, Somalia and Sudan). C. p. parvus is frequent in Eritrea among 14° and 17°N, the place it breeds, and in adjacent north-west Ethiopia.

Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus ET/ER different identify: sizeable Eagle-Owl a pretty universal breeding resident in either Ethiopia and Eritrea. ordinarily it's present in clumps of enormous, usually dense bushes, usually acacias, in additional open state, even though in Eritrea figs and Hyphaene fingers are acknowledged to be most well-liked. it's been recorded at 180–1820m very generally over a lot of either international locations, and is mostly noticeable singly, or sometimes in pairs. Breeding: 10 first-egg dates are in Jan and Feb (2 each), Mar (3), Apr, Jun and Jul (1 each).

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