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By John Ash, John Atkins

Ethiopia and Eritrea have a desirable and targeted avifauna. Poorly identified compared to many elements of Africa, wisdom on fowl distribution within the nations is scattered during the literature. For greater than 35 years, the authors were painstakingly accumulating poultry files within the zone and plotting them on half-degree maps, together with released documents, information from museum specimens, sightings from their very own broad travels and, extra lately, documents from the numerous birdwatchers that now stopover at Ethiopia. The ensuing atlas offers, for the 1st time, a correct evaluate of the distribution of every of the 870 species recognized from the 2 nations, together with precious info on breeding. The succinct textual content summarises the implications and discusses distribution to subspecies point. huge introductory chapters conceal subject matters equivalent to topography, geology, plants, weather, habitats, conservation, migration, breeding seasons, fowl ringing, and the heritage of ornithology within the zone. This groundbreaking publication fills a wide gap within the literature for probably the most varied and least identified parts of Africa.

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C. The dry forests of Sidamo, Bale and Hararghe The dry juniper forests of Sidamo (Borana), Bale and Hararghe occur at 1500–2200m, have a range of temperatures at 20–25°C and of rainfall at 400–700mm, distributed in two rainy seasons, April–May and September–October. In Sidamo they are found at Arero, Yavello, Mega and Negelle. The dry forest south of Negelle is very open, almost juniper woodland with a canopy 10–15m high and is often associated with woodland or evergreen bushland at the fringes.

Since this is the zone where settled communities with a cereal-based agriculture have existed for thousands of years, and where most of the population of the region now lives, the natural vegetation is very much reduced. Much forest has been replaced by woodland and grasslands on gentler slopes, and by evergreen bushland on steeper slopes (Tilahun et al. 1996). The few larger forest patches are widely separated from each other by areas of cultivation and wooded grassland, while the primary species of the wooded grasslands of the plateau are similarly dispersed and must have long existed in similar habitats.

Avicennia marina Balanites aegyptiaca Baphia abyssinica Barbeya oleoides Barleria spp. Bartsia petitiana Bersama abyssinica Blepharis spp. Boswellia spp. indd 31 Plant type and remarks spreading tree to 20m shrub or small tree to 7m whistling thorn acacia, small tree to 5m small shrub or small tree to 4m small tree to 12m shrub to 4m shrub or tree to 8m, ‘won’t let go’ endemic, tree up to 10m tree to 14m shrub to 5m shrub or tree to 15m tree to 20m shrub or tree to 10 (15) m tree to 9m tree to 21m small tree c 4m small shrubs tree to 5m baobab, large tree only in Tacazze valley shrub called desert rose herbs balsa wood tree african podo, emergent forest tree to 35 m tall grasses small to large trees with shiny leaves creeping & climbing herbs shrub or small tree to 7m shrubs and small trees perennial succulents shrub or tree to 10m tree to 25m tree to 20m grasses with piercing fruits succulent herb montane bamboo saltworts mangrove desert date, evergreen shrub or small tree tree to 10m bush or small tree to 10m shrubs or herbs herb shrub or small tree to 15m creeping herbs incense (frankincense) trees tree to 20m shrub or small tree to 5m (10m) shrub or small tree to 10m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9a x 9b 9c 10a 10b 10c 11 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x (x) x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 11/1/09 11:21:47 32 the vegetation of ethiopia and eritrea Name1 Cadaba spp.

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