Birds of Southern Africa: The Complete Photographic Guide

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This brand new photographic field guide to the birds of southern Africa presents more than 2,500 images showing a wide selection of age and sex plumage variations, perched and in-flight birds, and color morphs where relevant, making it the most comprehensive collection of bird photographs of the region ever produced in a single volume.

Accompanying text focuses on identification, call, status, breeding details and diet. Also included for each species is a distribution map and a ...

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Overview

This brand new photographic field guide to the birds of southern Africa presents more than 2,500 images showing a wide selection of age and sex plumage variations, perched and in-flight birds, and color morphs where relevant, making it the most comprehensive collection of bird photographs of the region ever produced in a single volume.

Accompanying text focuses on identification, call, status, breeding details and diet. Also included for each species is a distribution map and a calendar bar indicating occurrence and breeding months.

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This photographic field guide to the birds of southern Africa presents more than 2,500 images showing a wide selection of age and sex plumage variations, perched and in-flight birds, and color morphs where relevant, making it the most comprehensive collection of bird photographs of the region ever produced in a single volume. Accompanying text focuses on identification, call, status, breeding details and diet. Also included for each species is a distribution map and a calendar bar indicating occurrence and breeding months. IAN'S RECOMMENDATION: A very useful photographic guide to the region!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770073883
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 898,831
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (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

Sponsor's Foreword 4

Authors' Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 6

Scope of the book 6

Southern Africa and its avifauna 8

The order of birds in the book 9

How to use the book 10

Photographing birds 12

Glossary 13

Species Accounts 16

List of Photographers 416

References and Further Reading 417

Indexes 418

Index to Scientific names 420

Index to Afrikaans common names 426

Index to English common names 432

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