Overview

First published in 1993, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa is one of the best-selling field guides on the African continent. This fourth edition has been rewritten and greatly improved, ensuring it remains the region?s most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. In this fourth edition: species accounts have been rewritten and now include group introductions; plates have been newly designed for ease of use and comparison; more than 380 new improved illustrations replace earlier ones; illustrations have ...
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Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

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Overview

First published in 1993, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa is one of the best-selling field guides on the African continent. This fourth edition has been rewritten and greatly improved, ensuring it remains the region’s most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. In this fourth edition: species accounts have been rewritten and now include group introductions; plates have been newly designed for ease of use and comparison; more than 380 new improved illustrations replace earlier ones; illustrations have simplified labels, pinpointing key differentiating features; distribution maps have been updated, showing the relative abundance of a species in the region, and also indicating resident or migrant status. Other features include calendar bars that show species’ occurrence and breeding periods, a section on ‘how to use this book’, as well as sonograms depicting the calls of difficult-to-distinguish birds that have distinctive calls.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781431701445
  • Publisher: Random House Struik
  • Publication date: 5/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 464
  • File size: 49 MB
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Meet the Author

Ian Sinclair is recognised as one of Africa's foremost field birders and has lead many expeditions to find and research birds. He is the most published author on the birds of Africa and its adjacent islands and has written over 20 bird books.

Phil Hockey is Director at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. He is a recognised authority on the biology of southern African birds, and is Editor-in-chief of the 7th edition of Roberts Birds of Southern Africa.

Warwick Tarboton is a well-known bird expert and writer who has produced a number of well-received books. He was awarded the Gill Memorial Medal for services to ornithology south of the Zambezi.

Peter Ryan is an Associate Professor at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town and is currently serving as president of BirdLife South Africa. He has written several books.

Norman Arlott is a highly accomplished, award-winning illustrator based in England. His work has appeared in over 150 books, magazines and on many British Commonwealth postage stamps. His fondness for African birds stems from several visits to the region over the past 35 years. He is currently writing and illustrating a series of bird guides for Europe, North America and Asia.

Peter Hayman is recognised as one of the world's top birding artists. His training as an architect enables him to illustrate birds with extraordinary precision and accuracy of form.

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