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avifauna of the Kakamega Forest, western Kenya

Dale A. Zimmerman

avifauna of the Kakamega Forest, western Kenya

including a bird population study

by Dale A. Zimmerman

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Published by [American Museum of Natural History] in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya,
  • Kakamega Forest Reserve.
    • Subjects:
    • Birds -- Kenya -- Kakamega Forest Reserve.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 336-339.

      Statement[by] Dale A. Zimmerman.
      SeriesBulletin of the American Museum of Natural History,, v. 149, article 3, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ;, v. 149, article 3.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH1 .A4 vol. 149, art. 3, QL692.K4 .A4 vol. 149, art. 3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination257-339 p.
      Number of Pages339
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5450538M
      LC Control Number73152553

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      Many locations, habitats, and species  are vividly described, although the book provides a special emphasis on the creatures of the  sizeable Kakamega Forest of western Kenya, where the author conducted years of basic  descriptive ornithological research, together with his wife and son.   In the author’s commentary. From to , Kakamega Forest was under management by the Forest Department and the number of trees logged more than 20 years ago was equally high at all sites. Since , management of Kakamega Forest has been under two different organizations, i.e. Forest Department and Kenya Wildlife Service.

      Rather less well known, but equally important for the aspiring field birder in Kenya in the days before there was a decent field guide, was a slim booklet written by Zimmerman and published by the American Museum of Natural History in entitled The Avifauna of the Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya, including a Bird Population Study. Kakamega Forest Birding Tour | Birdwatching Safaris | Birds of Kakamega Reserve Kenya | Kenya Important Bird Areas Kakamega, a mid-altitude tropical rainforest which was first gazetted as Trust Forest in , lies in the Lake Victoria catchment, 40 km north of Kisumu, and just east of the Nandi Escarpment forming the edge of the central highlands. The Forest is generally .


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Avifauna of the Kakamega Forest, western Kenya by Dale A. Zimmerman Download PDF EPUB FB2

"The bird fauna of the Kakamega Forest in western Kenya was studied between June and August, and Special attention was given to a acre tract within relatively undisturbed climax growth where continued bird censusing was undertaken.

The avifauna of the Kakamega Forest, western Kenya, including a bird population study (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. The avifauna of the Kakamega Forest, western. (vii), (ix) and (x): Kakamega forest has a unique presentation of avifauna with 16 species of bird found only here in Kenya; it is an important and significant natural habitat for conservation of avifauna as it currently provides a habitat for the highest number of.

With an area of about km², Kakamega Forest is the last large less fragmented rainforest ecosystem in Kenya. Located in Western Kenya about 40 km northeast of Kisumu along the northeastern rim. Kakamega Forest was established To protect Kenya’s only western Kenya book tropical rainforest – as the forest contains many species found nowhere else in the country.

The forest lies in the Lake Victoria catchment, north of Kisumu and west of the Nandi Escarpment. Kakamega is a place for those who want to go back in time, backed by the old-fashioned groups of people, the one-way streets and the general pre-civilization notion that most people are getting away from, but the Kakamega Forest Reserve is that Missing: avifauna.

We had a very nice 3,5 h hike in the evening from the Kakamega forest station to the top of a hill and back. The scenery was amazing and the sounds of the forest in the dark were impressive.

Nancy, our guide from the local community, was very nice and talkative, we recommend / TripAdvisor reviews. The avifauna of the Cheranganis is characteristic of the highland forests of Kenya, west of the Rift Valley, comprising both central highland species and western species.

Ecological surveys have recorded over 73 forest-dependent species, none of which is presently globally threatened. Geography. Western Region has diverse physical features, from the hills of northern Bungoma County to the plains bordering Lake Victoria in Busia highest point in the Western Region of Kenya is the peak of Mount Elgon, while the lowest point is the town of Busia on the water at Lake the total population was of 3, inhabitants within an area Missing: avifauna.

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banjoge game Missing: avifauna. These are named in an appendix prepared by the author and Alec Forbes-Watson. The avifaunal affinities of Kakamega are with the lowland Congo and western Uganda forests, as indicated by the species (78 true forest birds) they share in common.

Kakamega Forest is a tropical rainforest situated in the Kakamega and Nandi County of Kenya, northwest of the capital Nairobi, and near to the border with is Kenya's only tropical rainforest and is said to be Kenya's last remnant of the ancient Guineo-Congolian rainforest that once spanned the continent.

At least 16 bird species occur in Kakamega but nowhere else in Kenya, and another 30 (such as Psittacus erithacus) are probably now confined to this site. The grassy glades have their own distinctive avifauna, with many moist-grassland species that are now rare elsewhere in western Kenya.

The Kakamega Forest. For more pictures from Kakamega, see the slide show at the bottom of the page. The Kakamega National Reserve is a 36 km 2 reserve, situated at the north end of the Kakamega Forest, in Western Province, Kenya, at an elevation of about m, along the northeastern edge of the Lake Victoria basin.

Along its eastern edge rises the partially forested. A preliminary species checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya, is presented. The species list is based on. Kakamega Forest is Kenya’s only a tropical rainforest, and spans across Kakamega and Vihiga counties in western Kenya.

The forest is famous for its avifauna, with over species of bird recorded (several of which are unique to Kakamega). The forest is also home to several species of monkey, including the rare De Brazza’s monkey.

Materials and methods. Study area: The Kakamega forest lies in western Kenya between 00°08′′′ – 00°23′′′ N and 34°18′ 08′′ – 34°57′′′ E from – m above sea level 12– 14 (Figure 1).The mean annual rainfall is mm, with long rains in April/May and short rains in September/Octo 13, while the mean annual temperature is 20°C.

Kakamega Forest. Kakamega Forest is a tropical rain forest situated in the Western Province, of Kenya, North West of the capital Nairobi, and near to the border with Uganda. It is Kenya's only tropical rainforest and is said to be Kenya's last remnant of the ancient Guineo-Congolian rainforest that once spanned the continent.

Kakamega Forest, surrounding the town of Kakamega, is like nowhere in Kenya. Indeed, beneath Kakamega's dense, dark canopy – when the monkeys caterwaul through the treetops and birdsong filters through the foliage like sunlight Missing: avifauna. Located in Kakamega, 12 miles from Kakamega Forest Station, Western Star Hotel has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar.

The property provides a hour front desk and free WiFi throughout the property. At /10(3).Butterflies and moth diversity of the Kakamega forest (Kenya) by Kuhne, L. at Pemberley BooksMissing: avifauna. Kakamega Forest National Reserve: Warning about guide for Kakamega Forest called Nancy - don't use her - See 68 traveler reviews, 81 candid photos, and great deals for Kakamega, Kenya, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews.