Best Bird and Mammal Books for Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya





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    Default Best Bird and Mammal Books for Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya

    Hello ,

    We are keen birders but find as soon as we cross the Zambezi going north, our Southern Africa bird books slowly produce unsatisfying results.
    We have a similar trouble with our mammals book.

    Could anyone please recommend the best bird and mammal books we can get to take over the border on our overlanding journeys? - To cover Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya?

    Much appreciated!
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    Welcome to the forum Kezi.

    Birdbooks: Choice no 1, Birds of East Africa, Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe.
    2, Birds of Africa, south of the Sahara, Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan.
    3, Take along your Southern African bird guide of choice as this will largely cover Zambia.

    Mammals: The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals by Jonathan Kingdon
    OR Pocket Guide to Mammals of East Africa by Chris and Tilde Stuart
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    Default Re: Best Bird and Mammal Books for Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya

    There is a bird app for apple on Zambia birds, also many apps available for Southern African birds. Apps also available for Mammals, frogs, trees etc. When travelling because of shortage of space/weight I use various apps, but still carry my bird book with me
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    Wow! That's fantastic info - Thank you Stan and Raceway!

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    If you want to go a bit deeper into mammals behavior etc. then you can have a comprehensive study by Richard D Estes titled:
    "The Behavior Guide to African Mammals."
    Includes Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores and primates.
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