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This page lists books about birds and birdwatching in Uzbekistan.

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Birds of Uzbekistan: Photoalbum

Boris Nedosekov and Roman Kashkarov

Silk Road Media

2012

Bilinual: English / Russian

"Uzbekistan boasts a wide range of avian fauna because it lies on the crossing of migratory routes from Western Siberia and Kazakhstan to Iran-Caspian and Indo-Pakistani wintering grounds. More than 460 bird species are encountered in Uzbekistan because of this; and of these, more than 265 species are nesting. Birds of Uzbekistan presents almost 200 photos of over 100 species, with 95% of the photos having been taken in the wild and being unique to this publication. Each photo caption provides the exact date and place which makes it a great guide to travelling birdwatchers."

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Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan

Raffael Ayť, Manuel Schweizer & Tobias Roth

Christopher Helm

2012

"Birds of Central Asia is the first field guide to include the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, along with neighbouring Afghanistan. This vast area includes a diverse variety of habitats, and the avifauna is similarly broad, from sandgrouse, ground jays and larks on the vast steppe and semi-desert to a broad range of raptors, and from woodland species such as warblers and nuthatches to a suite of montane species, such as snowcocks, accentors and snowfinches. Birds of Central Asia includes 141 high-quality plates covering every species (and all distinctive races) that occur in the region, along with concise text focusing on identification and accurate colour maps. Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds. Birds of Central Asia is a must-read for any birder or traveller visting this remote region."

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Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan

Raffael Ayť, Manuel Schweizer & Tobias Roth

Princeton Field Guides

Princeton University Press

2012

"Birds of Central Asia is the first-ever field guide to the avian population of this fascinating part of the world. From ground jays, larks, and raptors to warblers, nuthatches, and snowfinches, this comprehensive guide covers 618 species - including all residents, migrants, and vagrants - and 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races. This portable book contains important introductory sections on the land and its birds, and up-to-date color maps. The concise, authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, such as status, voice, and habitat. Birds of Central Asia is indispensable for anyone interested in the birds of this remarkable and little-known region."

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Important Bird Areas in Uzbekistan: Priority Sites for Conservation

Editor: R.D. Kashkarov, G.R. Welch and M. Brombacher

BirdLife International / RSPB

2008

"This book is the first inventory of Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Uzbekistan. The basic principles of the IBA Programme, its justification and the methodology used for IBA identification are described. The results of the IBA inventory and its relations to nature conservation in Uzbekistan are presented, the accounts for 48 IBAs identified in Uzbekistan which form part of the Central Asia IBA programme are given."

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Rangelands of the Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Uzbekistan

G. Gintzburger, K.N. Toderich, B.K. Mardonov and M.M. Mahmudov

CIRAD

2004

"This abundantly illustrated book presents a panorama of the biodiversity, climatology and flora of the arid zones of Uzbekistan and describes around 150 dominant range species, with their ecology, utilization and range rehabilitation techniques. It should contribute to a better understanding of these little-known arid zones of Central Asia and to the conservation and rational use of their fragile natural resources."

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Last updated September 2013