Birds of Southern Africa

Overview

New in Struik Nature’s Pocket Guide series, this book covers an astonishing 500 southern African birds, yet is small enough to fit in your pocket. It is loaded with information that makes for quick and easy bird identification:

* Color photographs show each bird, giving both male and female images where there's a difference
* Concise text pinpoints key identification features...

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Overview

New in Struik Nature’s Pocket Guide series, this book covers an astonishing 500 southern African birds, yet is small enough to fit in your pocket. It is loaded with information that makes for quick and easy bird identification:

* Color photographs show each bird, giving both male and female images where there's a difference
* Concise text pinpoints key identification features
* Distribution maps locate each species in the region
* Calendar bars show the months when the birds are more likely to be seen
* Bird size and breeding months are indicated.

For use at home or when travelling to new climes, this handy pocket guide will be an indispensable companion.

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The 200 colored plates are superb and carefully give attention to the natural variations of plumages with age, sex, and seasons. It is certainly the most comprehensive set of illustrations of South African birds in one volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770077690
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/18/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 822,288
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.40 (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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Bird habitats in southern Africa 6

How to use this book 8

Glossary 10

Species accounts 12

Further reading 138

Photographic credits 138

Index 140

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