The ultimate field guide to the birds of the Middle East, an indispensable companion for any traveller to the region
The Middle East – the region stretching from Cyprus and the Levant to Iran, including Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula, plus Socotra – has a wonderfully broad and diverse avifauna, featuring a host of wintering and passage migrants, enigmatic breeders, and even a few endemics that occur nowhere else.
This authoritative book covers more than 895 species recorded in the Middle East, including details of all regular visitors and breeding species, from the Purple Sunbird to the Northern Bald Ibis. Featuring 180 stunning colour plates by three of the world's leading bird illustrators, this practical guide also includes concise species accounts describing key identification features, status, range, habitat and voice with fully updated distribution maps for each species.
Written by three of the leading lights in regional ornithology and conservation, this fully revised and expanded guide is an essential reference for any birder living in or visiting the Middle East.
Table of Contents
- The region and species covered
- Escapes and introduced birds
- Sequence, taxonomy and nomenclature
- Illustrations and identification text
- Bird topography
- Maps and status
- Code of conduct
References and further reading
Checklist of the birds of the Middle East
Published: 28 Mar 2024
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm