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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Birds of Botswana: Book Review

Rayees Ahmad Bhat, Dr. Rajnesh Kumar Sharma

The book entitled ‘Birds of Botswana’ written by Peter Hancock and Ingrid Weiersbye edited by Dr. Stephanie J. Tyler, is an excellent field guide for correct identification of birds. The author has compiled his twenty five years of experience devoted to the study of avian fauna inhibiting varied ecological niches of Botswana in this book. rnThis is a perfect guide to visit a place to study avian diversity. The author has given a brief geographic position of Botswana, its seasonality, rainfall and surrounding countries. Three Biogeographic biomes includes Zambezian, Transition and Kalahari-Highveld. The vegetation and habitat types such as Zambezian woodlands, Northern Kalahari mixed woodland and scrub, Freshwater wetlands, Northwestern Kalahari tree and bush savanna, Makgadikgadi Pans, Eastern hardveld, Southeastern grasslands, Kalahari tree and bush savanna and Arid scrub savanna have been described in brief. Birds of Botswana include the description of 595 species of which 415 are resident, 71 Palearctic migrants, 67 Intrafrican migrants and 2 Nearctic migrants.
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How to cite this article:
Rayees Ahmad Bhat, Dr. Rajnesh Kumar Sharma. Birds of Botswana: Book Review. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(1):01-01.

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