Birds of Africa South of the Sahara: Second Edition

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Birds of Africa South of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the only book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the color plates. Comprehensively revised to ...
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Overview

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the only book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the color plates. Comprehensively revised to reflect changes in taxonomy. Illustrations show most distinctive plumages, diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770076235
  • Publisher: Random House Struik
  • Publication date: 7/18/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 873,047
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

IAN SINCLAIR is renowned in African birding circles for his field knowledge and expertise in identifying the region’s many bird species. His vast experience has been gained in expeditions to every corner of Africa, as well as to the Himalayas, Antarctica and Marion Island. He has authored or co-authored many successful bird books, including the hugely successful Field Guide to Birds of SA and the equally successful Birds of Africa South of the Sahara.

PETER RYAN is Director of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. He has served as president of BirdLife South Africa and authored and co-authored a number of books, including Birds of Africa South of the Sahara.

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Table of Contents

Forewards 8
Acknowledgements10
Introduction 11
Species accounts 16
Further reading 732
Glossary 733
Illustrated glossary 734
List of Sponsors, Collectors and Subscribers 736
Indexes 740
Scientific names 740
Common names 749
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