Field Guide to Wildlife of the Gambia
The Gambia, located on the coast of tropical West Africa, supports a diverse range of habitat types, from forests to mangrove swamps, savannah grasslands and coastal ecosystems. It has a rich and diverse flora and fauna, which for some groups such as birds and mammals is relatively well known. However, for groups such as arachnids and most insect orders very little information is available. In this relatively small volume, the author provides close-up macrophotographs and notes on the biology of more than 700 non-marine species, including those most likely to be seen by the vigilant nature lover during a short visit to the country. Many of the species represent the first records for the country and several will almost certainly be new to science. The focus of this guide is identification in the field, so text has been kept to a bare minimum. It is a must for anybody with even a passing interest in the wildlife of The Gambia and West Africa.