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A Guide to the Birds of Western Africa
Nik Borrow & Ron Demey

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 8
INTRODUCTION 9
Area covered 9
Nomenclature 9
The Species Accounts 10
The Maps 13
The Plates 14
The Plate Captions 14
Authors' note 14
CLIMATE, TOPOGRAPHY AND MAIN HABITATS 15
RESTRICTED-RANGE SPECIES AND ENDEMIC BIRD AREAS 19
TAXONOMY: SOME DEFINITIONS 21
ORGANISATIONS 22
BIRD TOPOGRAPHY 23
GLOSSARY 25
ABBREVIATIONS 29
COLOUR PLATES 1-147 32
SPECIES ACCOUNTS 327
Ostrich--Struthionidae 327
Albatrosses--Diomedeidae 327
Petrels and Shearwaters--Procellariidae 327
Storm-petrels--Hydrobatidae 331
Penguins--Spheniscidae 333
Grebes--Podicipedidae 333
Tropicbirds--Phaethontidae 334
Gannets and Boobies--Sulidae 335
Cormorants and Shags--Phalacrocoracidae 336
Darters--Anhingidae 337
Pelicans--Pelecanidae 338
Frigatebirds--Fregatidae 339
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns--Ardeidae 339
Hamerkop--Scopidae 347
Storks--Ciconiidae 348
Shoebill--Balaenicipitidae 350
Ibises and Spoonbills--Threskiornithidae 351
Flamingos--Phoenicopteridae 354
Ducks and Geese--Anatidae 355
Osprey--Pandionidae 366
Vultures, Eagles and Hawks--Accipitridae 367
Secretary Bird--Sagittariidae 393
Falcons--Falconidae 393
Quails, Partridges and Francolins--Phasianidae 399
Guineafowl--Numididae 406
Buttonquails--Turnicidae 408
Rails, Flufftails, Crakes and Gallinules--Rallidae 409
Cranes--Gruidae 416
Finfoots--Heliornithidae 418
Bustards--Otididae 418
Jacanas--Jacanidae 421
Painted-snipes--Rostratulidae 422
Oystercatchers--Haematopodidae 423
Avocets and Stilts--Recurvirostridae 423
Thick-knees--Burhinidae 424
Coursers and Pratincoles--Glareolidae 426
Plovers and Lapwings--Charadriidae 429
Sandpipers and allies--Scolopacidae 437
Skuas--Stercorariidae 450
Gulls--Laridae 453
Terns--Sternidae 459
Skimmers--Rynchopidae 466
Auks--Alcidae 466
Sandgrouse--Pteroclidae 467
Pigeons and Doves--Columbidae 469
Parrots and Lovebirds--Psittacidae 478
Turacos--Musophagidae 481
Cuckoos and Coucals--Cuculidae 555
Barn and Grass Owls--Tytonidae 584
Typical Owls--Strigidae 586
Nightjars--Caprimulgidae 616
Swifts--Apodidae 635
Mousebirds--Coliidae 645
Trogons--Trogonidae 645
Kingfishers--Alcedinidae 656
Bee-eaters--Meropidae 676
Rollers--Coraciidae 695
Wood-hoopoes--Phoeniculidae 705
Hoopoes--Upupidae 705
Hornbills--Bucerotidae 717
Barbets--Capitonidae 737
Honeyguides--Indicatoridae 755
Woodpeckers and allies--Pittdae 767
Broadbills--Eurylaimidae 785
Pittas--Pittidae 785
Larks--Alaudidae 798
Swallows and Martins--Hirundinidae 818
Pipits and Wagtails--Motacillidae 848
Cuckoo-shrikes--Campephagidae 865
Bulbuls--Pycnonotidae 879
Thrushes, Chats and allies--Turdidae 919
Warblers--Sylviidae 97-107 618
Flycatchers--Muscicapidae 108-109 656
Monarchs--Monarchidae 110 665
Batises, Wattle-eyes and allies--Platysteiridae 669
Picathartes--Picathartidae 114
Babblers--Timaliidae 113
Tits--Paridae 115
Penduline Tits--Remizidae 115
Spotted Creeper--Salpornithidae 115
Sunbirds--Nectariniidae 116
White-eyes--Zosteropidae 115
True Shrikes--Laniidae 119
Bush-shrikes--Malaconotidae 121
Helmet-shrikes--Prionopidae 120
Orioles--Oriolidae 124
Drongos--Dicruridae 125
Crows--Corvidae 125
Starlings--Sturnidae 126
Oxpeckers--Buphagidae 127
Sparrows--Passeridae 128
Weavers--Ploceidae 128
Estrildid Finches--Estrildidae 136
Indigobirds and Whydahs--Viduidae 140
True Finches--Fringillidae 141
Buntings--Emberizidae 142
Island Forms
Vagrants and localised species
REFERENCES 781
INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC NAMES 801
INDEX OF FRENCH NAMES 815
INDEX OF ENGLISH NAMES 824

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