Birds of Africa South of the Sahara

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara

by Ian Sinclair, Peter Ryan, Norman Arlott, Peter Hayman
     
 

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This compact and easy-to-use guide is the first book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in sub-Saharan Africa. Detailing more than 2,100 species, it covers the entire Afrotropic Region, including Socotra, Pemba, and the islands in the Gulf of Guinea.

Stunning color illustrations depict most distinctive plumages as well as diagnostic flight patterns

Overview

This compact and easy-to-use guide is the first book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in sub-Saharan Africa. Detailing more than 2,100 species, it covers the entire Afrotropic Region, including Socotra, Pemba, and the islands in the Gulf of Guinea.

Stunning color illustrations depict most distinctive plumages as well as diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants. Range maps are provided for each species, and the well-formatted text highlights precise identification features and differences between similar species as well as providing concise information on habitat, status, and calls. All information is completely up-to-date, incorporating the latest taxonomy (including descriptions of many new species never before illustrated) and the most recent atlas surveys.

Offering unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, this book will tempt many more birders to one of the world's richest faunas.

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Winner of the 2003 Best Bird Book - Africa, Worldtwitch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691118154
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/05/2004
Series:
Princeton Field Guides
Pages:
760
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.42(d)

Meet the Author

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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